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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: June 12, 2008
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General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
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City News 12A


Gas Prices Wreak Havoc 6A


MBARA Builds New Reefs 1B


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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 69 YEARS
USPS 518-880 70th Year, Number 34 Port St. Joe, FL 2 Sections 22 Pages

June 12, 2008



Bears Causing Havoc on Peninsula Reeves


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Bears and courthouse renovations -
oh, my!
In the first morning meeting for the
county commission, the board promised
County Judge Fred Witten to keep crews
on task to complete the courthouse
renovations.
Witten and several constitutional
officers whose offices are in the county
courthouse listened as the board pledged-
to keep work crews on the job to finish
much-needed renovations to the building.
County administrator Don Butler
received the board's permission to spend
over $12,000 in emergency repairs to the
broken and aged air conditioning system
in the courthouse, while waiting for a new,
permanent air conditioning system to
arrive.
The "board also discussed the most
recent black bear problems on Cape
San Blas, and heard a presentation by
Stephanie Simek, the bear management
program coordinator for the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC).
Everyone agreed that the bear problem
was caused by the excessive amounts of
readily available garbage on the Cape, but
differed in their proposed solutions to the
immediate problem of a very large bear in
the area.
A 300-plus pound bear is the largest of
several bears trolling the trash cans along
the Cape, and, according to residents
and Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent, is
frequently being surrounded dangerously
close by tourists.
Commissioner Jerry Barnes, whose
district encompasses the Cape, was
adamant about needing an immediate
solution.
The board, residents of the area who
described the bear, and Nugent all cited
public safety as a reason for trapping and
relocating the bear.
Simek told the board that FWC would
not remove the bear and that people must


control access to their garbage.
She offered to work closely with the
county to help educate the public, control
the garbage and discourage the bear.
In other business conducted at the
meeting:
The county commission will hold two
meetings on Monday, June 16, at 4 p.m
and 5 p.m. ET.
The 4 p.m. meeting is to talk with the
city of Port St. Joe about the Highland
View sewer project. At the 5 p.m. meeting
the county commission will discuss the
benefits and pitfalls of possibly moving to
a four-day workweek.
Commissioner Bill Williams asked
for the board's support in dealing with the


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city of Port St. Joe over charging Highland
View residents $7,000 for tapping into the
new sewer system the city is installing in
Highland View.
William's discussion promoted the
call for the June 16 meeting, and Williams
asked the board to hold the $2 million the
county promised the city for the project
until the city settled the issue of hookup
fees for Highland View.
However, because of a looming
deadline for the city to pay its bond debt on
the project, the board voted to pay its $2
million share, which would go to the bond
company, not the city, according to Becky
Norris, Gulf County clerk of court. The
motion passed 4-1 (Williams voting no).


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Wins Runoff

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
John Reeves and Lorinda Gingell
shook hands, embraced and congratulated
each other after Supervisor of Elections
read the final numbers Tuesday night.
And that pretty much characterized
their positively-toned campaign from the
outset.
The end result was a Reeves' victory in
a runoff that returns him to the Port St. Joe
City Commission in the Group 3 seat.
The runoff was forced last month when
neither candidate nor Keith Jones, who
was eliminated was able to garner the 50
percent-plus 1 votes required under city
charter to secure victory.
Striking was that all the numbers were
up, a rarity in a runoff municipal election
with a single item on the ballot.
Both candidates Reeves with 547 and
Gingell with 401 received more votes than
the first time around and improved their
percentages of the total votes cast to 58 and
42, respectively.
Most impressive was that 210 more
voters participated compared to last month,
with 948 voters, or 39 percent of those
registered. in the city, making a choice.
That number was almost evenly
divided by those who took advantage of
early or absentee balloting (490) and those
who voted at the precinct, the Port St. Joe
Fire House, on Tuesday (458).


Election Qualifying


Next Week

Qualifying for county elections begins
at noon on Monday, June 16 and con-
cludes at noon on Friday, June 20.
Anybody wishing to run for a county
office this year must qualify by filing the
formal paperwork during that period.
For more information contact the office
of Supervisor of Elections Linda Griffin at
229-6117.


The 13d& of Wewahitchka A Tribute


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

The longer I work at The Star, the more
frequently I am called upon to eulogize the
men and women of Gulf County whom
I've had the pleasure of knowing and
interviewing over the years.'
The task of paying tribute to Eddie
Belle White, who passed away on Sunday
in Wewahitchka at age 85, proved more
difficult than usual.
Larger than life and down to earth
at the same time, White accessorized her
black hairdressing smock with diamonds
on every finger, and defied any simple
characterization.


Despina Williams
Eddie Belle White tends to her customer
Birmingham in May 2005. At the time of hi
White was the oldest licensed hairdresser in
of Florida.


Many things could be said about
Wewahitchka's beloved hairdresser she
was warm, hardworking, a Southern belle,
a character but taken together, these
descriptions did not add up to Eddie Belle
White.
I was relatively new at the writing game
when I first traveled to Wewahitchka to
meet White one May morning in 2005.
Walking through the door of the painted
brick Eddie's Beauty and Tanning Salon on
Hwy. 71, I was greeted by a small woman
with perfectly coifed white hair and scarlet
lipstick the exact shade of her fingernail
polish.
She introduced herself with a smile
and a twinkle in her bright blue eyes, and
ushered me into one of the shop
chairs.
In the hour before the
regulars arrived, White recounted
her upbringing at her father, H.C.
Lister's turpentine still.
She'd worked in the
commissary, dishing out beans,
peas and rice from 50-pound
sacks.
She left Wewahitchka to
attend beauty school in Texas,
and returned home, where she
opened the first of three beauty
salons.
"The other two wore out and
this one's about to wear me out,"
she said of her wood paneled
shop, which was decorated with
61 years' worth of beautician
certifications, family photos
and a print-out of the Ten
Commandments.
I would interview White
er Janice several times after that initial
er death,
the state meeting, but this would be my
first glimpse of White in all her


Despina Williams/The Star
Eddie Belle White, the longtime owner of Eddie's Beauty and Tanning Salon in
Wewahitchka, passed away on Sunday at her Wewahitchka home. She was 85.


hairdresser's glory.
As her customers filed in for their
morning appointments, White came to life.
She traded barbs, swapped stories and
kept the conversation flowing.
I marveled at White's energy and
enthusiasm for the trade she'd plied for
over six decades.
"I still go, I don't give up," White told
me during my first visit, and she remained
true to her word.
Through declining health and
numerous ailments, White kept her shop


doors open and remained involved in
community activities.
She continued to organize the
Wewahitchka High School Class of 1930-
58 reunions, held on the first Saturday
of September, and played the gracious
hostess even when she didn't quite feel up
to the part.
In 2006, just weeks before the reunion,
she called her friend Betty Halloway
from the hospital bed where she'd spent
several weeks convalescing, and issued a
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Resist the Storm

By Marie Logan ( French
Star Staff Writer doors) need
barrel bolt
Believe you can beat restraints on the
Mother Nature and embrace inactive door.
your naivete. Make sure the
While ultimately man bolts connect through the
:.. must bow to her superior- door header and through
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number of preventative floor.
l*1^ w-.. --measures to less e the Shutter and sealgable
... -I impact of the hurricanes end vents to prevent wind-
-- she throws at us. driven rain from entering
Building houses even attic space.
retrofitting older homes Use a high quality
with certain facts in mind silicone caulk around out-
goes a long way in prevent- side wall openings such as
ing major storm damage. clothes dryer, kitchen or
The trick is to do things bathroom vents, outdoor
well in advance of a storm. electrical outlets, and loca-
tions where cables or pipes
Details, Details, Details go through walls.
The following collection Just before a storm,
U 8 8 Sof details can add signifi- close dryer ankd bathroom
cantly to a homeowner's vents with duct tape, but
knowledge in building or remove it after the storm
uretro-fitting a home for and before using the vents.
maximum hurricane resis-t When installing a
tance. fence, leave space at the bot-
ieli Remember three tom instead of driving every
important concepts for panel into the ground. This
R e cl ~i flJ wind-resistant wall con- allows air to go under the
struction: walls must resist fence, rather than knocking
uplift forces caused by the it down.
pull of the wind; walls must Do NOT open win-
resist shear forces that try dows during a storm. This
to push walls over; walls only lets damaging wind
must resist the lateral force and rain into the house.
of the wind that tries to
push the walls in and pull Guidelines for the
them away from the build- Careful
ing. A lower profile house
Each of the three is inherently less vulner-
concepts is addressed by able. In other words, a one-
specific construction tech- story house is less likely
niques. to experience wind damage
Simple bracing of than a two-story house.
gable ends with two-by- A gable roof home is
fours and nails can go a inherently more vulnerable
long way in strengthening to wind damage than a hip
older houses. roof home, although this
For help, visit My Safe can be overcome by design.
Florida Home online. A hip roof sloping
To add protection to in four directions is better
roof sheathing, when it is than a gable roof sloping in
not time to reroof, glue the two, because the hip roof
sheathing to the rafters and offers smaller areas for the
the trusses, wind to attack.
Use an adhesive that Whatever the shape of a
conforms to Performance roof, avoid having too many
Specification APA AFG-01, overhangs, which are sub-
'8'' or ASTM D 3498. which can ject to heavy uplift forces.
$1be found at any hardware Very low and very
M.00 store or home improvement steep sloped roofs gener-
"kI center, ally create increased uplift
*,,iprbgited.,, a' All doors should have and lateral wind loads,
three hinges and a dead- respectively, and should be
over 75 leathers to choose from :: other styles available bolt lock with a minimum avoided.
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angu-
lar designs, because nooks
and crannies are more sus-
ceptible to wind damage.
The simpler the shape
of the house, the more
resistant it is to the forces
of wind and waves.
Roof sheathing instal-
lation should consider 8d
(eight-penny weight) nails
spaced at no more than
six inches on center in roof
framing members.
Install roof shingles,
sidings, and other exterior
finish materials with ade-
quate fastenings to prevent
tear off and water entry.
For roof shingles, this may
simply involve the use of
six nails per shingle rather
than four.
Ensure that ade-
quate connections, brack-
ets, anchors, or tie-straps
for your style dwelling are
provided to transmit wind
uplift loads adequately to
the foundation.
Stainless steel con-
nectors are stronger and
more durable than ones,
made from common or even
galvanized steel.
Wind-borne debris
protection may be provided
by impact-resistant glaz-
ing, permanent shutters, or
temporary shutters.
As a less costly alterna-
tive, plywood panels can
be used to protect win-
dows, provided screws of
adequate size and capacity
are used to penetrate into
the framing and resist wind
suction forces.
For maximum
strength, pilings should
extend up to the roof of the
structure, making them an
integral part of the struc-
ture of the house.
A home's various
components roof, walls,
floors and posts should be
securely fastened together
from the ground through
to the top of the roof to
provide the most protection
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from wind damage.
Although it may be
tempting to include large,
ocean-facing windows,
remember that glass does
not offer the structural
strength of other building
materials. It is also likely
to implode during major
storms.

Round House in a
Square World
Despite design infor-
mation that can lower wind
impact in coastal areas,
there are only a handful of
houses that incorporate the
simpler, rounder designs.
According to literature
from one of the most popu-
lar round home builders,
Deltec, their homes have the
ability to withstand winds


up to 150 mph, a maximum
Category 4 hurricane.
The structure's strength
comes from a number of
factors, primarily the circu-
lar shape.
The houses are not per-
fectly round, rather poly-
gons, with sides only eight
feet wide.
That width is a key to
the home's wind resistance,
according to Deltec.
Since no one surface is
wider than eight feet that
represents the maximum
portion of the home's exte-
rior which could be hit by
hurricane winds at any one
time.
The fairly narrow wall
deflects, and dissipates the
wind's force, so the wall
is subjected to much less


stress than a typical exte-
rior wall would be.
And the more right
angles and overhangs,
where wind is captured and
continuously pushes against
the building, the greater the
chances of wind damage to
a home.
Round houses allow
the wind to "slide" past the
sides, exerting less pres-
sure on the structure.
For example, a round
house only receives about
60 percent of the wind pres-
sure exerted on a rectangu-
lar house.

Mobile Shouldn't Mean
Air-Born
You've seen all the pho-
tographs: row after row of
mobile homes, especially in


mobile home parks, flat-
tened by hurricanes or other
extremely high winds.
While mobile homes
will not withstand hurricane
winds like traditional frame
or concrete houses built to
code, there are many ways
to mitigate the forces of
hurricane winds, even for
mobile homes.
Mobile homes have
been a mainstay of the
Florida landscape for over
60 years.
Although the state's
position on readily wel-
coming mobile homes in
Florida has changed since
Hurricane Andrew, one in
every three homes con-
structed in Florida is still
a mobile/manufactured
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But mobile homes
are especially vulnerable
to hurricanes. Inspecting
your mobile home carefully,
and installing or removing
landscaping can improve
the dwelling's chances of
surviving high winds.

What Year Was It
Manufactured?
If your manufactured
home was built before June,
1976, then there were no
universal standards in place
and your home is likely
quite vulnerable to damage
in a hurricane.
Between June 1976
and July 1994, manufac-
tured housing was built to
a single Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) stan-
dard, regardless of where it
was to be located.
While these homes,
especially double wide
units, typically perform bet-
ter in high wind events than
pre-1976 homes, they are
not nearly as wind resistant
as the wind zone II and
III homes built after July,
1994.
If you are purchasing
a new manufactured home,
the Institute for Business
and Home Safety (IBHS)
recommends buying the
highest wind rated home
you can afford, and having
it installed on a permanent
foundation.
If a permanent foun-
dation is not feasible, use
the most recent anchorage
recommendations for Wind
Zone III in order to maxi-
mize resistance against
uplift and overturning forc-
es.
The structure of older
and Wind Zone I homes is
much more vulnerable to
severe wind damage, and
strengthening the structure
is difficult.

Where Is It, What Is
Attached?
Look at the actual loca-


tion of your mobile home.
Check for trees close to
or hanging over the home.
Trees should be pruned or
even removed. Of particu-
lar concern are pine trees
12 inches or more in diam-
eter, that are tall enough to
fall across the home.
Gas tanks outside the
home should be supported
by a concrete foundation
with anchor bolts embed-
ded into the foundation at
all four legs. Check the
anchor bolts for rust or
corrosion.
Carports, additions;
and roof structures added
over the top of original
roofs frequently fail dur,
ing severe winds. These
failures can generate a tre-
mendous amount of wind-
borne debris that can dam'
age both your home and
neighboring ones.
Extra rooms, carports;
and storage rooms added to
your mobile home by some-
one other than the original
manufacturer are frequently
designed to lower wind load
standards than the newer
high wind rated homes.
However, it is not
uncommon for engineers
to certify that the home is
capable of supporting an
attached carport or addi-
tion. If you want to add an
addition or carport, pur-
chase one with the highest
wind rating and make it
freestanding.

What's Holding It Up -,
Or Down?
IBHS strongly recom-
mends installing all mobile
homes on a permanent
reinforced concrete or rein-
forced masonry foundation
to minimize movement of
the home in a hurricane.
If that is not possible,
consider pouring a concrete
slab under the home, or at
least a concrete perimeter

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Time Alone?


County commissioners' recent decision to con-
duct the first of two regular monthly meetings at 9
a.m. has some rationale.
Unfortunately, it is outweighed by the central mis-
sion of local government public service.
Commissioners seemed to decide to move the first
meeting of each month, which typically falls on the
second Tuesday, to the morning in order to accom-
plish two things.
One was to shorten some work days for county
employees, a laudable goal in tight fiscal times, as well
as create a more conducive environment for better
communication with departments; again, not a bad
thing.
There is considerable sense in enhancing inter-
department communication at a time of significant
operational challenges.
And those who have observed the county opera-
tions for any period of time will attest that at times
commissioners are not just on a different page as their
employees, they aren't even reading the same book.
At a time when the county commissioners must
finally face and, for the sake of constituents, pace
serious belt-tightening, the more simpatico the depart-
ments are with one another and the Commission, the
better for efficient operations which has often seemed
an oxymoron for the county.
In addition, there is certainly cost-savings involved
with holding meetings during the typical work day, in
contrast to after hours for most public sector employ-
ees, so that serves commissioners well in their argu-
ment for altering meetings.
The problem is one of perception and history.
The history is that these commissioners have long
put public comment or input into a deep freeze, as
far down the list of priorities as professionalism and
collegiality.
They have played with the rules and parameters
of public comment during meetings as if conducting
a game of shuffleboard in which victory is declared
when all outside noise is muted.
They berate and belittle employees. They treat
citizens with the courage to stand before them and
express a dissenting view with emotions ranging from
open hostility to disdain.
Favored friends seem to receive a far warmer wel-
come in too many cases.
Commissioners have also limited access to meet-


ing minutes for those who are not wired or do not have
access to the Internet.
They hold special meetings that somehow take
place out of the sight of the local access television
cameras.
They frequently conclave at a local restaurant
after meetings and commissioners will interrupt
special meetings to conduct tours of and, apparently,
discussions about, public facilities, while out of the
sunshine and the public eye.
Commissioners have also repeatedly and publicly
attacked any entity expressing a differing viewpoint,
whether it is a citizens group trying to spur the econ-
omy -arguing with the public over what the public
feels? or those who write of letters to the editor or
this newspaper.
In sum, these are five elected officials who have
demonstrated an open antipathy toward the First
Amendment of the Constitution of primary impor-
tance it's worth recalling, with July Fourth looming, to
the Founding Fathers which they swear to uphold.
For any elected officials to demonstrate such hos-
tility toward the free exchange of thoughts and ideas is
akin to spitting on the flag.
Their suppression of opposing points of view,
their apparent fatigue with any kind of dialogue with
the public they allegedly serve, is substantive proof for
those citizens who perceive that moving one meeting
to the morning is just another way in which the rabbit
of public oversight of local government is tossed down
a dark hole.
So, commissioners should consider a compro-
mise.
Conduct a 9 a.m. staff meeting each month in a
public forum, but with the only discussion between
commissioners and department heads pertaining to
operational issues.
That will foster better communication between the
board and staff and alleviate the need for much of that
staff to be present during the evening.
And return both regular monthly meetings, where
substantive decisions impacting citizens or operations
are made, to the evening, making it easier for the pub-
lic to be involved.
Public oversight and engagement in government -
the public's government, by the way, not commission-
ers' has experienced enough chill in recent years.
-It's time for a little thawing.


Welcome Sight


To see big machines moving steadily about last
week on the site of the Sacred Heart Hospital was to
believe the future was around the bend.
The work on the hospital pad is in full swing as
dirt is being moved around the site and within the
month the foundation could be poured on the hospital
this community has been too long without.
Maybe a hint that a corner has been turned.
Two things would add to that feeling an agree-
ment between the Port Authority and The St. Joe
Company on a temporary lease for use of the mill site


bulkhead and the port's designation as a Strategic
Intermodal Seaport.
Economic development, as history has demon-
strated, is not well-fostered locally in the public sector,
so the private sector, as it should, must provide the
primary answers.
And the high-skill, high-paying jobs that a work-
ing deepwater port and an open and operating hospi-
tal would provide are the kind of linchpins on which
thriving communities are built.


Happy Father's Day


Happy Father's Day to all you Dads out there. Always
my favorite holiday for the obvious reasons...food, pres-
ents and the adoration of my offspring. It's just always
been one of those good days that seemed to get better as
the day went on.
It was also one of the few days out of the year when
three generations in my family would gather, complete
with a dozen or so of my cousins, some aunts and uncles,
and my cousins' kids. A day when my
boys could spend some time with an
Extended family that I took for granted
in my youth.
Often it was an excuse for a week-
end camping trip. We must have looked
like a cross between Ma and Pa Kettle
and a band of gypsies. But then so did
most everyone else at the campground.
There would be a motor home or two
or three, a couple of campers and
a scattering of tents. A dozen or so
bicycles, at least one set of horseshoes,
a badminton net, and enough lawn
chairs to stock a new Wal Mart store.
Ron Isbell And food. Nothing' fancy, mind you.
General Manager, Burgers and hot dogs, slaw,, pota-
Star Publications to salad, watermelon, home-made
ice cream. Guy food. What!? It. was
Father's Day! You surely didn't expect
steamed broccoli and quiche with a sprig of parsley on
the side?
One of the best photos I have of Jason (my youngest)
is of him holding a slice of watermelon with the juice drip-
ping down his arm and a big ole grin showing his lack of
any front teeth. Now, that's a father's day moment!
My boys were as different as night and day. NASCAR
and IRL. Mullet and any edible fish. (I'll get letters on that
one). Itswas really an easy call to make 20 years ago that
Trevor would be the one working on his MBA and Jason
would be testing control burn patterns on pine forests.
Very careful and deliberate. Very carefree and attuned to
nature.
Trevor could play with a drawer full of knives and
never get a scratch. Jason would up with stitches and bro-
ken bones trying to show us he was Superman.. .literally
tried to fly off the top step into our family room at the age
of two and later tried a backflip out of the swing at school
at age 10. He didn't make it either time.
After the bones were set and the split lip stitched and
we realized he would indeed heal (if he didn't try it again)
I could reflect and truthfully say those were good days to
be a Dad, too.
It was actually a day like one of those that reminded
me Father's Day is coming up. Eli, the youngest of our
children's children, decided at one point Sunday after-
noon he should jump out of our golf cart. While it was
moving. He's seven; I guess it just made sense to him at
the time.
Grammy salved and soothed the scrapes, but the
X-rays were a little more severe, so he's on his way back
to his Mom and Dad for a trip to the surgeon to repair a
nasty little break in a wrist bone.
I ask Grammy how bad it was. She started to tell me
medical terms she understands that I don't that involve
growth plates, etc.; etc, then just said, "You know, like
with Jason."
And I knew.
I hope he gets me a nice tie. Happy Father's Day.


I can't remember exactly
when J. C. Caroline moved from
running back to safety for the
Chicago Bears. It was either 1957
or 58. The Bears signed a great
halfback by the name of Willie
Gallimore to carry the football for
them. J. C. didn't pout, demand
a trade or threaten to sit out the
season. He simply moved to the
"other side of the ball" and went
to tackling folks and intercept-
ing passes. He was, and is to this
day, my all time favorite football
player.
And I made the switch with
him. I no longer cared about
scoring. Defense wins champion-
shipsl It was all about stopping
the other fellow! We'd choose up
sides in that field beside Bobby
Gwaltney's house and go at it. If
I won the toss I'd let the other
team have the ball..... and I'd try
to break somebody's neck before
they could get it past the second
tree out by the road!
I'd let the air out of the
ball when no one was looking. I
prayed for rain and wind and fog
and sleet and hail and pestilence
before every game. We didn't play
tag. I protested vehemently when
they let the center be "eligible". I'd
yell at Leon or Nicky Joe if they
stayed in the huddle too long,
"Call something and let's go!" I
learned "low man wins" playing


Woody
those older and bigger guys.
I am not a Pittsburg Steelers'
fan. But, I tell you what, watching
Mean Joe Greene, Dwight White,
Andy Russell, J. T. Thomas, Jack
Lambert, L. C. Greenwood, Jack
Ham and those guys was a real
treat for me in the seventies and
early eighties. Woody Widenhofer
was the defensive coordina-
tor through much of the "Steel
Curtain's" reign on the NFL and
their amazing four Super Bowl
wins. Terry Bradshaw, Franco
Harris and Lynn Swann helped a
little. But, trust me, defense will
put the ring on your finger!
I was astounded when Jim
Conway stopped by to tell me
that Coach Widenhofer was com-
ing to speak to the local Lions
Club. "Uh, Jim.......you know I'm
a closet Lion. I have been for
years. Now when exactly is this
meeting.......
Jim is from South Philly.
It's not hard to run anything
past those guys. I was smiling
and shaking hands and saying
"Jim invited me" as I strolled
amongst my fellow "Lions" this
past Wednesday. I couldn't wait to
meet Coach Widenhofer. I wanted
to ask him about the weak side
linebacker if the z receiver went
in motion to the wide side.. I think
you can walk him up and bring
him-but I wanted to know if a


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Gets Defensive


Super Bowl coach
agreed. Could you play the strong
side end in a 7 technique when
the offense shifts a wing to that
side? Or do you need to move him
head up or shade'im out side? I
wanted to know if Mel Blount was
really 6' 3" as the program listed.
He seemed too quick on television
to be that tall.
"It's an honor to meet you,
Coach." He had a firm handshake
and he looked me right in the eye.
Two things you would expect from
a defensive specialist. "Do you
know J. C. Caroline?" I had lots of
questions, but first things first!
"I don't know him person-
ally," he responded like he got
asked that question everyday, "but
I know he is a great man. And
he was a great running back at
Illinois before he joined the Bears.
Everyone in the league likes and
respects him." His answer was
direct and genuine. I liked this
guy immediately. Course, saying
nice things about J. C. Caroline


around me is preaching
to the choir!
I figured I ought
to let him know Cathy
used to root for him
like crazy when he was
the head football coach
at Vanderbilt University.
"Coach, I'm married to a
Commodore."
He grinned and
"She must be pretty smart."
didn't tell if he was com-
enting her.....or in a round
t way saying I was too ugly to
a good looking wife. We both
stood the academic require-
s at Vanderbilt made it next
possible for the school to
>ete in the SEC.
Before I could mention the
side linebacker Conway
asking about Art Rooney and
y Bleier. I ate my chicken
listened intently as Coach
nhofer fondly, and patiently,
led those Super Bowl era
with the Steelers. He hardly
ioned big wins or champion-
s; he dwelled on the players
relationships. He spoke of
y. The closeness they shared;
antics on and off the field that
es a team a team. And, oh
they could play a little foot-
tool You could feel the love
n his voice decades after the
I'm telling you, I was most


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impressed!
I tried to raise my hand and
ask how he coached the strong
safety to "get Up" in run support.
Were there situations where you
could drop an end off to cover the
flat? And how did they adjust when
the offense used motion to "flip
the strength"? But, now, Jim was
telling the Coach how they played
football in South Philadelphia
back in the old days!
We ate everything except the
green beans and Woody got up to
address the Lions Club. He imme-
diately moved down to stand,
and talk, directly in front of the
six high school football players
that were invited as special guest.
He started out by compliment-
ing them for their efforts and he
spent a great deal of the talk on
those guys keeping their noses
clean, working hard and amount-
ing to something. He didn't exactly
ignore the rest of us.....but you
could see where his heart was.
The Coach wasn't going to waste
an opportunity to influence in a
most positive way a young man
that showed an active interest in
the sport he loved!
In my heart, I was giving him
a standing ovation.
The time flew byl His Payton
Manning story was priceless. As
were the Webster-Lambert fights
and Mean Joe Green's driving
ability. He also reminded us once
or twice that defense is where
it's atl
If he'd a'played with us
back in that field beside Bobby
Gwaltney's house, I would have
chosen him first every time You
can't pay a man a higher compli-
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NELSON, BOYD LEAD EFFORT TO HALT CORPS' NEW WATER PLAN

Delegation Letter asks the Corps to address Florida's concerns


A i


U.S. Senator Bill
Nelson (D-Florida) and
U.S. Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida)
today led the effort
amongst members of the
Florida Congressional
Delegation to halt the
U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers' Revised Interim
Operations Plan (RIOP) so
that Florida's concerns
can be addressed. At a
meeting with the Florida
Congressional Delegation,
Nelson and Boyd circu-
lated a letter expressing


serious concerns about
the effects that the histori-
cally low flows allowed for
in the RIOP would have on
the Apalachicola River and
Bay and questioning the
legality of the new water
plan.
"The Corps plan is
unacceptable," U.S. Sen.
Bill Nelson said. "Florida
could get less water than
ever before flowing down
the Apalachicola River -
posing a serious threat to
the livelihoods of the fish-
ermen and oyster harvest-
ers who rely on the river to
make a living."
"Florida must stand
together to protect our
resources and the peo-
ple who depend on the
Apalachicola River and
Bay for their livelihood,"
said Boyd. "Florida's
concerns with this water
plan are serious, justified,
and urgent. The Corps'
water plan must be put
to a halt so that we can
develop a responsible
plan that balances the


needs of all of the users
along the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint sys-
tem. It can be done, but
this new water plan is not
it."
The Revised Interim
Operations Plan (RIOP)
allows for flows as low as
4,500 cubic feet per sec-
ond (cfs) and more stor-
age retention in upstream
lakes to the detriment of
downstream users with-
out any consideration of
demand management
along the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF)
system. The plan would
be in effect for the next five
years as the Corps rewrites
the water control manuals
for the ACF system.
"This new water plan
is especially frustrating
to me because I see it
as a reward for Georgia's
lack of long term water
planning," Boyd stated.
"Florida has been plan-
ning for our water needs
for the past 35 years, while
Georgia has failed to do


so amidst major develop-
ment in the state. Georgia
must recognize their need
to look further down the
road and develop a plan
for their continued growth
and water needs that does
not cripple their down-
stream neighbors."

June 5, 2008

The Honorable John
Paul Woodley, Jr.
Assistant Secretary of
the Army (Civil Works)
Department of
Defense
108 Army Pentagon
Room 3E446
Washington, DC
20310-0108

Dear Assistant
Secretary:
The implementation of
the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers' Revised Interim
Operations Plan (RIOP)
allows doe extremely low
flows to the Apalachicola
River over the next five
years. In fact, the water


levels under this plan will
be the lowest in history
for the lower basin, and
the impacts are potentially
devasting.
Not only do we have
serious concerns about the
effects that the RIOP will
have on the Apalachicola
River and Bay, we also have
questions about the legality
of this new water plan as it
relates to the authorized
uses of the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF)
system, the 1958 Water
Supply Act, and the recent
ruling by the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the District
of Columbia Circuit
(Southeastern Federal
Power Customers, Inc. v.
Peter Geren, Secretary of
the U.S. Department of the
Army et al.).
We ask that the Corps
immediately halt the RIOP
so that our concerns can
be fully addressed. We
stand together in protect-
ing our state's resources
from irreparable damage
and for the thousands of


Floridians who depend on
the Apalachicola River and
Bay for their livelihood.
The members of the
Florida Delegation must
ensure that the needs of
all the users along the ACF
system are met. Thank
you in advance for your
reply and assistance in
this most urgent matter.

Sincerely,
Senator Bill Nelson
and U.S. Representative
Allen Boyd


American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund Nears Empty With



$6,200 in the Relief Fund and Hurricane Season Looming


The American Red
Cross responded to two
fires over this weekend
ending an unprecedent-
ed month of house fires
and disaster relief finan-
cial assistance. 64 people
required emergency hous-
ing, clothing and food. In
some cases emergency
mental health and health
were also provided. In May,
the American Red Cross
responded to 17 house fires
depleting the remainder
of the Red Cross Disaster
Relief budget. $8,883 dol-
lars was spent on direct
financial assistance to cli-


ents. To date there is a little
over $6,200 in the disaster
relief budget. "I know the
community values the ser-
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step up to support this
worthy cause" said Diane
Connors, Chairman of the
Board for the Red Cross.
"We are always there in
time of need; I know that
our communities want us
to continue to be there".-
"This budget deficit
comes at a hectic time of
the year" said Sheri Frost,
CEO for the American Red
Cross. "We don't normally
see this many fires affecting


this many people this late
in the year. The downside
is that our disaster budget,
which normally carries us
through to the end of our
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season we must replen-
ish this fund to ensure
there is money for hur-
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mobile feeding and client
casework in support of a
hurricane operations and
are not an option. We must
provide them so we must
raise the money to re-sup-
ply the fund."
The American Red


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to get ready for hurricane
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teering. In addition, this
year the Red Cross is ask-
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Soaring Gas Prices


SHave Far-Reaching


UNLEADED Consequences


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Escalating gasoline
prices, you can't get away
from them. Motorists in
Gulf County can watch the
price rise just by driving
past a filling station on their
daily commute to and from
work. It affects everybody,
including people who don't
even own a vehicle. And in
ways you might not expect.
"We are in a fire storm."
Rising prices at the
pump have a direct cor-
relation to rising grocery
prices.
George Druen, owner
of the Piggly Wiggly and
Bluewater Outriggers in
Port St. Joe, knows first-
hand just how intimately
the two are entwined.
"Right now we are in a
fire storm," Duren said, as a
single question opened the
floodgates on his thoughts.
As some 30,000 items
come into the gorcery
store, Duren described how
Jackie Williams, his price
scan coordinator, works
""harder than she ever has"
to try to hold one to one
and one-half percent profit
margins for the store and
not raise prices.


According to Duren,
Williams can punch num-
bers into a computer, which
sets prices within a pre-
selected "zone."
But Williams custom-
izes all pricing by hand.
"If we can give up some of
our profit margin, we do.
We could let the computer
figure prices, but it would
be more expensive," Duren
said.
Duren said he and
Williams often visit the
competition Winn Dixie,
Publix and WalMart to see
what they're doing.
"Prices are jumping up
right and left," he said.
WalMart is faring better
than others, according to
Duren, because they have
what he termed "strong
extended contracts" con-
tracts established months
in advance between suppli-
ers and distributors that
keep food prices at set lev-
els until another contract is
negotiated.
"WalMart is so strong
that they can hold their
suppliers to those contracts
and their prices cannot be
raised," Duren said. "We're
not that large," referring to
the Piggly Wiggly chain.
Duren cited several
reasons for such escalating


food prices: the push for
ethanol production, trans-
portation costs, utility rates
and slowdown in the local
economy.
"The idea of corn-based
ethanol is a major prob-
lem, he said. "Think of all
the things that are corn-
based in the food world: all
kinds of animal feeds, flour.
Think about how many
things have flour in them.
With corn ethanol, the price
of that corn for food items
just keeps going up.
Then there are the
transportation costs, with
everything traveling over the
road.
"One major part of
the increase in food prices
comes from the fuel adjust-
ment charge that is placed
on all our incoming ship-
ments," Duren explained.
"We're eating that [fuel
adjustment charge] here at
The Pig."
And it's not only food
that is rising in cost, Duren
continued. "It is store sup-
plies, utilities, advertising,
repairs. Everything like
light bulbs is shipped in
by truck. It's never-ending
in this business.

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Gas Prices


From Page 6A


"This crisis is about
to change our lifestyle here
in Amerca. We're going to
reinvent and redefine the
average person's disposable
income it there is a dispo-
sible income."
Duren encouraged local
residents to go to Winn
Dixie or Publix and check
their prices.
"Make notes," he said,
"then look here. We're very
competitive. If folks will
fairly compare us with Winn
Dixie and Publix, they'll see
we're more affordable, and
you don't have to waste gas
driving into Panama City."

"Gas is killing me."
If a small business is
gasoline or diesel-driver,
the business owner can
only watch and wonder as
fuel prices escalate.
That is what Tammy
Canington, co-owner with
her husband Lavon, of TLC
Lawn Service, is doing.
The Caningtons start-
ed their business in 1991,
and serve Mexico Beach to
Indian Pass, the Cape and
St. Joseph Peninsula.
Two years ago
Canington's total gas costs
were $7,500. Last year they
were $11,500.
"I don't know what
they will be this year I'm
thinking about $15,000 or
$16,000." she said.
"Our dilemma is that
with our type of work, we
must remain competitive,"
Canington admitted. "We
can't keep jumping our
prices or we'll lose custom-
ers. I'm trying to wait and
see where gas will level off.
But until then, I'm trying
to remain competitive by
eating the extra costs, but
it only cuts into my profit
margin."
Canington said she has
"very seldom" raised prices
on her customers, only rais-
ing prices two or three times
on her long-time customers
in 17 years, she said.
But she admitted that
overall rising costs have
affected even long-time cus-


tomers, some of whom are
dropping her lawn service
to handle the job themselves
in order to save money.
The lawn care business
is seasonal and also driven
by wet and dry periods,
Canington said. Even when
business is slow because
of season or weather, she
must still drive to all her


has two gas tanks, and dur-
ing the summer she fills up
each mower tank daily, ser-
vicing over 100 customers
Monday through Fridays.
Currently, she said
it costs her $23.50 to fill
up each mower tank, and
much more for the SUV and
the truck, which, thankfully,
she said, is not a diesel.


to reach a point soon where
it will stabilize. Then we will
better know how to charge
our customers."
And hybrids are out,
Canington added. they don't
have enough power to pull
the equipment and at this
point, "nobody's come up
with any solar-powered
yard machinery."


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customers and check on
yards, whether or not she
cuts and trims.
"I'm spending the same
amount of gas, I'm just pull-
ing in less money during
those times," she said.
She runs and fuels a
heavy-duty truck, an SUV
which she uses to haul parts
and supplies and drive to
customers, and two large
riding mowers. Each mower


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At $4 per gallon, in a
regular summer work week,
that equates to $94 a day or
$470 a week for just the
two mowers. Add to that the
SUV and the truck.
"We are talking about
buying and using a golf cart
in Port St. Joe instead of
the SUV," Canington said.
"I am just praying that gas
will stabilize and not keep
climbing each week, It has


"Somebody better step
in..."
According to Gulf
County Sheriff Joe Nugent,
the immediate future is not
a pretty one for the Sheriff's
Office, as gasoline prices
rise. And that, in turn,
impacts every aspect of law
enforcement.
Fortunately, according
to Nugent, his office "esti-


mated high last year with
our budget, but we didn't
figure on $4 a gallon."
Nugent said his depart-
ment put $150,000 in the
2006-07 budget for gasoline
and were running between
$9,999 and $10,000 per
month.
"We estimated spending
$12,000 a month, but at $4
a gallon, it will put us at or
over budget by the end of
this [fiscal] year (Sept. 30),"
he acknowledged.
Nugent already knows
that the 2007-08 budget
will be $48,000 less than
his projected expenses.
"We'll have to wait and
see on the gas prices," he
said. "If it goes much higher
than $4 a gallon, we'll be in
serious trouble. If it settles
around $4 a gallon, we'll
probably be on budget.
"But next year,
$150,000 won't be close to
covering it."
As Nugent pointed out,
options for cutting costs in
the Sheriff's Office are lim-
ited.
The Sheriff's Office
runs 25 vehicles on a regu-
lar basis, Nugent said. Some
of the investigators' cars get
approximately 20 miles per
gallon, while some of the K9
units average 10 to 15 miles
per gallon.
But:the K9 units also
have to run the vehicle's air
conditioning any time the
dogs are in the vehicle, even
when the cars are stopped.
Several years ago the
department purchased and
installed computer chips in
the K9 vehicles to help boost
mileage, "and that worked
some," Nugent said.
"We've actually looked
into hybrid cars, too if we
ever get any money to buy
new cars," he added.
Sheriff's deputies drive
about 250 miles each night
during routine rounds,
Nugent said, as they cover
the county from end to
end.
In addition to miles
accumulated nightly, there
are the miles added from


serving warrants, some-
thing Nugent said they were
looking closely at.
Currently, Sheriff's
dpeuties travel across the
state, even into Alabama
and Georgia, picking up
people who have warrants
issued against them.
His office has already
handled 70 transports for
court warrants between
January and June of this
year, he said.
"We're thinking about
.setting limits on who we'll
go get, not on violent crimes,
but maybe on misdemean-
ors. If we get court orders,
we can't avoid going."
His office is, however,
now working with the State
Attorney's office, ,the judge
and the public defend-
er's office in coordinating
pickups on warrants, he
explained.
"Everybody's trying to
cooperate now," Nugent
said, adding they have even
suggested some videocon-
ferencing in handling some
of the minor cases in order
to decrease travel.
Nugent said, his office
is making occasional use
of prisoner transport ser-
vices because it is cheaper
to pay a transport com-
pany to bring in offenders if
the person is more than an
eight-hour round trip away,
Nugent said.
"Slowing down on the
amount of driving is about
all we can do," he said. "On
the whole, right now, it's
looking like we will sur-
vive this year. I don't know
about next year.
"If we park our cars for
any reason, there are defi-
nite consequences, We see
an immediate increase in
crime if we don't patrol. We
are already seeing a signifi-
cant increase in gas thefts,
particularly people stealing
gas from boat tanks."
Parking any Sheriff's
Office vehicles will be the
absolute last resort, Nugent

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Teen Alcohol Abuse Topic of Town Hall Meeting


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Gulf County
Superintendent Tim Wilder
said he was "preaching to
the choir."
Of the few dozen
people attending Monday
afternoon's town hall
meeting on teen alcohol
abuse, the majority was
elected officials, health
department employees, law
enforcement officers and
special guests.
Only one student
attended the meeting, held
at 6 p.m. at the Gulf Coast
Community College Gulf/
Franklin Center auditorium,
and few parents.
"I can name hundreds
and hundreds who aren't
here and need to be here,"
said Wilder.
Members of the Gulf
County Substance Abuse
Coalition, led by Substance
Abuse Response Guide
(SARG) grant coordinator
Carly Pickels, called the
meeting to address the
disturbing trend of teen
alcohol consumption
and binge drinking in the
county.
The 2006 Florida
Youth Substance Abuse
Survey, administered to the
county's middle and high
school students, identified
Gulf County as the second


highest ranked in the
state for past 30-day binge
drinking among teens.
The rate of teen alcohol
consumption in the county
(32.9 percent) was also
significantly higher than
thai of cigarettes (16.5
percent) and marijuana use
(13.6 percent).
Since its formation,
the coalition has been
gathering data on teen
alcohol consumption from
a variety of state and local
agencies.
The SARG grant,
sponsored by the Florida
Department of Children
and Families, will enable
the coalition to accomplish
three tasks: identifying
problems, developing goals
and establishing a program
aimed at fulfilling those
goals.
Monday night's meeting
addressed the first task,
with representatives from
the Port St. Joe Police
Department, Gulf County
Sheriff's Office, Gulf County
Health Department and
other agencies identifying
specific drug related
problems in the county.
Dave Garner of the city
Police Department said
most teenagers acquire
alcohol from unsuspecting
parents.
"You have bottles of
liquor at home, they find


those," he said.
Gulf County Sheriff Joe
Nugent reported a steady
trend of alcohol-related
traffic fatalities.
According to Nugent,
seven people under age 25
were killed in 2003, with
"one or two" fatalities each
year since.
"There's nothing in
this job I hate more than
knocking on a door in the
middle of the night to tell
parents their child is dead,"
he said.
State Attorney Steve
Meadows (14't Circuit)
screened an 11-minute
video featuring true-life
stories of alcohol related
traffic fatalities.
The video is distributed
to young men and women
upon receiving their driver's
licenses.
Meadows, who has
attended substance
abuse coalition meetings
throughout the 14I'
circuit, urged attendees to
formulate an action plan as
soon as possible.
"I've been to so many
meetings, and people talk
and then we go about our
business," said Meadows. "If
we really want to be serious
about doing something, it
takes concrete steps."
Meadows encouraged
coalition members to rally
around a single idea that


would address a specific
alcohol-related problem.
As an example, he
offered an in-school
Crime Stoppers program,
with students calling an
anonymous tip line to
report unlawful gatherings
or underage alcohol
purchases.
According to Pickels,
the coalition will actively
pursue program grants as
soon as it identifies the best
way to spend its resources.
"Grants are


competitive. You have to
prove why this program
will work best in the
community," she noted.
Gulf County Health
Department Doug Kent
said the county has seen
tobacco usage decline
"tremendously" as a result
of the health department's
increased education and
prevention efforts.
He expressed
confidence that the Gulf
County Substance Abuse
Coalition could effect a


similar change, as long as
they "stay on message."
"When you educate the
community, you reduce the
rates over and over again,"
said Kent.
The Gulf County
Substance Abuse Coalition
will meet again on Tuesday,
July 8 at 6 p.m. ET.
(location to be announced).
The community is urged to
attend.
For more information,
contact Carly Pickels at
227-4913.


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Hurricanes -- From Page 3A

footer, that encompasses masonry piers, which can wood added underneath
the heads of the anchors, reduce the structural sup- the exterior of the home for
Access under all manu- port of the home. Masonry additional support under-
factured homes is required piers should be in contact neath large wall openings,
for periodic inspection of with the steel frame. such as sliding glass doors
the foundation and support Are the holes in the and windows wider than
structures. masonry blocks fac- four feet.


Check the I-beams. Bent
or rusted I-beams indicate
that the weight of the manu-
factured home may not be
properly supported. If the
I-beams show signs of seri-
ous deflection, the masonry
piers supporting the home
may not be properly spaced
to support the home on the
soil conditions at the site.
Doors and windows
that stick, and valleys or
humps in the floor are also
signs that an I-beam may be
severely bent.
Another sign of possible
structure failure is a dam-
aged floor framing system.
Potential damage may show
up as soft spots on the
floor. A rotted floor framing
system indicates moisture
intrusion into the home.
Check for large cracks,
chips or damage to the


ing upward or sideways?
Masonry blocks are
designed to support more
weight if the holes are facing
upward.
Check the caps on
the masonry piers. They
should be concrete instead
of wood. Concrete caps can
support more weight than
wood, and are not subject
to rot and termite infesta-
tion.
Wooden wedges are
widely accepted by the
industry as an approved
method of leveling and sup-
porting a manufactured
home. But in a hurricane,
vibration and movement of
the home can cause the
wedges to work loose. They
should be replaced with
concrete caps.
There should be perim-
eter blocking- structural


Anchors Away!
Anchors and straps are
widely used to .secure the
home to the ground. Three
or more types of anchors
may be used for one home:
sidewall anchors located
along the two long sides of
the home; endwall anchors
located along the short
sides of the home; center-
line anchors located under-
neath the marriage walls
of double and triple-wide
homes.
Some new installations
include braces that anchor
the piers to the home.
Each manufacturer
develops an installation
guide describing acceptable
anchorage systems for a
particular type home, based
on expected wind risks.
Check the latest guides


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from your particular home's
manufacturer, or check the
state regulatory body.
Metal strapping is the
preferred method of anchor
attachment for manufac-
tured homes. Typically, the
strapping should be galva-
nized steel 1.25 inches wide
and 0.035 inches thick.
In high wind areas,


two straps are typically
used to properly attach the
anchor to the frame. One
strap should extend verti-
cally from the anchor to
the exterior sidewall. The
other strap should wrap
around the steel frame
I-beam and connect to the
anchor attachment point at
an angle of approximately


45 degrees.
If all these factors are
correctly in place, and
your manufactured home
is post-1994 and rated a
wind zone II or III, it stands
a fair chance of surviving a
Category 1-3 hurricane.


Gas Prices


From Page 7A


vowed. "But somebody bet- mately the same amount
ter step in and put a stop to of diesel annually: about
this," he mused. "We have 42,000 gallons. Next year
not hit hard times yet in he projected the cost
Gulf County." to be about $190,000. It
was between $50,000 and
"It's killing us." $60,000 when he came into
Don Rich response was the job eight years ago.
succinct regarding the topic On average, school
of rising gas prices, buses get between six and
Rich is the transporta- seven miles per gallon,
tion director of the Gulf according to Rich, which
County School Board, a job is what the school board
he has held since 2000. bases its calulations on, he
From July 1, 2007 said.
through May 28, 2008 (the "All the time people are
school board's fiscal year looking into making buses
runs July 1-June 30) the more fuel efficient, The
school board has spent main factor that controls the
$142,390 for gasoline and economy of school buses is
diesel, mostly for diesel. the weight of the bus. And
Rich expected the that weight is controlled by
final cost for the 2007-08 all the safety features built
year to be approximately into a bus," Rick said.
$150,000. Cutting the weight of a
"Last year at this time, school bus would compro-
we were paying about $2.50 mise the safety of that bus,
per gallon of diesel. Right he explained.
now we are paying $4.50 Rich said he regularly
per gallon wholesale," follows current, research
Rich said,-waving the latest-'.'thjrough trade, magazines
invoice on fuel purchases, that chronicle the search for
"And we continue providing alternative fuels for school
transportation during the buses.
summer." Even though people are
According to Rich, the experimenting with electric
school board uses approxi- and hybrid buses, the tech-


nology is simply not avail-
able yet.
The Gulf County school
system runs 22 regular
buses, according to Rich,
all operating at full or
almost full capacity during
the school year.
The buses run through-
out Gulf County and two
buses per day carry spe-
cial needs students to the
Margaret K. Lewis School in
Panama City.
Each year the school
system puts an average of
more than 300,000 fleet
miles on its 22 buses, Rich
pointed out.
He said it was "unlikely"
that the school board would
drop any bus routes next
year, although one route in
Wewahitchka was under
consideration for consoli-
dation because of the drop
in number of students rid-
ing, he said.
"It's not a question of
whether we want to run
buses, we have to find a
way to do it because we
are required to do it," Rich
said.
According to Rich,
the Florida Department
of Education requires the


Town Hall



Meeting Pushes



Redevelopment Along


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Port St. Joe residents
gathered at an "open mike"
style town hall meeting
Monday evening in the
Washington High School
gymnasium. It was the third
such town hall meeting held
by Port St. Joe mayor Mel
Magidson.
Topics ranged from
availability of burial plots
in the city-owned Holly Hill
cemetery to North Port St.
Joe's reinstatement into the
city's revedelopment agen-
cy.
According to city attor-
ney Russell Scholz, the
deeds for the cemetery are
back in city hands and as
soon as city engineers have
surveyed and marked the
plots, they will be available
for sale.
Pastor David Woods Jr,
of the Church of God in
Christ in Port St. Joe, was
introduced to city officials
as North Port St. Joe's rep-
resentative to the Port St.
Joe Redevelopment Agency
(PSJRA).
Woods will direct the
Community Empowerment
Council (CEC) in working
with the PSJRA to include
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ter redevelopment plan for
all of the downtown area.
A motion was passed
(5-0) by city commission-
ers at their regular June
3 meeting to update the
original finding of necessity
for the North Port St. Joe
area, which is the first of
several steps necessary to
re-include the community
in the city's redevelopment
plans.
Residents of North Port
St. Joe had petitioned the
city earlier this year to be
re-admitted to the redevel-
opment plan.


Extensive discussions
between residents and city
officials about trash,- trash
pickup and code enforce-
ment revealed several con-
cerns, which Port St. Joe
city manager Charlie Weston
promised to address.
Citizens also talked at
length about the need to
hire an African-American
city police officer and prog-
ress in the search, and the
need for the city to mow
and maintain the Avenue A
ball park.


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school district to transport
any students to school if
they live outside of a two-
mile radius of any district
school.
The school board does
not receive any state trans-
portation funding for any
students within that two-
mile radius and is not
required to provide trans--
portation within that two-
mile radius.
One way the school
has tried to adjust to rising
fuel costs is to make fewer
field trips this year, but that
comes with a price, Rich
said.
"I have to commend
Gulf County because it has
always tried to provide as
many field trips as possible
to expose the students to as
much of the outside world
as possible," Rich said, "We
have had to cut back, but
the anticipated savings was
absolutely absorbed by the
rising fuel prices."
Another cost factor, he
said, has been the required
switch to a low sulfur grade
of diesel.


It was a federally man- said. "It gives you a kind of
dated act to help clean up the helpless feeling."
environment,
according to
Rich, but has '
also significant-
ly increased the
cost of diesel,
"and everybody
across America
is paying for it,"
he added.
The low
sulfur con-
tent mandate
applies to most
every diesel-
burning vehicle,
including the
18-wheelers
that carry the
nation's foods
and goods, he
said.
"I don't
know what the
answer is, I
know that what
would be great
is if fuel costs
would just sta-
bilize and stay
put for a period
of time," Rich


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Father's Day Weekend, June 13 15, will bring the fishing festivities of the 20th annual
Big Bend Saltwater Classic (BBSC), benefiting the Organization for Artificial Reefs, Inc.
(OAR), to Port St. Joe. Constantly growing, the tournament has made Port St. Joe Marina
the newest site for one of the three Official Weigh Stations. With tournament headquarters
located at Carrabelle Boat Club in Carrabelle, Fl, the Port St. Joe'Marina site will allow
anglers from Port St. Joe and nearby areas to fish this non-profit tournament, offering
more than $130,000 in cash and prizes, with ease and convenience.
Lines go in the water at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, June 13 to start off the reeling before
the first weigh-in takes place from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Filled with local art
and food vendors along with plenty of excitement and entertainment, the weigh-ins are
a celebration of their own. On Saturday, the final weigh-in takes place from 3 to 7:30
p.m.
The activities in Port St. Joe for this landmark tournament of the Panhandle are not
just limited to weigh-in events, though. Port St. Joe Marina, in Port St. Joe, will help kick-
off the weekend by hosting one of the two Coastal Captains Meetings on Thursday, June
12, at 6:30 p.m., complete with live music from The Sauce Boss at the Dockside Cafe.
Other tournament events include the Tallahassee Captains Meeting on Wednesday, June
11, at Famous Dave's BBQ, the BBSC Golf Tournament at St. James Bay in Carrabelle
on Thursday, June 12, and the second Coastal Captains Meeting on Thursday, June 12,
at Pirate's in Carrabelle at 6:00 p.m.
In Port St. Joe along with the other weigh stations at Carrabelle Boat Club and
Panacea Harbor Marina, the rodeo-style tournament will not only raise money for OAR
and create a competitive fishing environment, but it will also provide anglers with an
opportunity to "Weigh a Fish and Win a Boat," to participate in the "Take a Soldier
Fishing" program, and to win $130,000 in cash and prizes.
Beginning in 2007, registered anglers were given the opportunity to win a brand new
boat, donated by Century Boats, for simply weighing a fish in the "Weigh a Fish Win a
Boat" contest. Continuing in 2008, registered anglers will be able to put their name into
a raffle to win a 20' Century center console with a 150 h.p. Yamaha motor and Magic
Tilt trailer. To be eligible, all participants have to do is weigh in a tournament qualifying
fish at any of the three BBSC weigh stations, and be present at the award ceremony in
Carrabelle on Sunday for the big drawing.
Another growing Saltwater Classic program that is continuing in 2008 is the "Take a
Soldier Fishing" program. This year, the BBSC is hosting airmen from Patrick Air Force
Base to enjoy a weekend on the water. If you are interested in sponsoring a soldier for
the 2008 Saltwater Classic, visit, or send an e-mail to .
For more information about registration and the tournament, please visit the BBSC
website at. Happy fishing and we'll see you at Port St. Joe Marina!


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Three seems particu-
larly sweet as the school
year closes at Port St. Joe
High School.
The school won its
third-straight Dodge
Sunshine All-Sports Award
for its classification, while
the Lady Tiger Sharks and
women of Wewahitchka
High School took first and
second in their classifica-
tion.
The results were
announced late last week
by the Florida High School
Athletic Association.
For the girls at Port
St. Joe, this is the second-
straight title in their clas-
sification Class 2A Public
Schools while the boys
fell slightly to second after
finishing first each of the
past two years.
Schools are awarded


points based on where
their teams finished in state
series competition, whether
in a bracketed sport such
as football, basketball and
softball or non-bracket
sport such as track and
field or cross country.
For example, the Lady
Gators of Wewahitchka
earned 100 points for their
second-straight state cham-
pionship, fueling the 120
points for the school year
that earned the school a
tie with Cottondale for sec-
ond among Class 2A public
school girls programs.
At Port St. Joe, the
Lady Tiger Sharks won a
state track and field title
and secured the school
100 points. A trip deep
into the softball and bas-
ketball playoffs helped the
school end the year with
130 points among the girls,
tops in the state.
As a school, Port St.


Joe earned 317.5 points,
easily out-distancing sec-
ond place Fort Meade,
which finished with 235
points.
Wewahitchka finished
fourth with 125 points.
In the boys' stand-
ings, Port St. Joe finished
behind Fort Meade 219.5
to 187.5, even though the
football team reached the
second round of the play-
offs and the basketball
team reached the regional
final.
"This is a pretty big
deal," said Port St. Joe ath-
letic director John Palmer,
who has been at the school
for all three all-sports
titles, though he leaves for
Hernando High School in a
few weeks.
"Three in a row, that is
rolling right along," Palmer
added.


THIRD ANNUAL FOUNDER'S DAY TOURNAMENT A BIG SUCCESS


Eighteen teams played
in the very hot weather on
June 7 at the St. Joseph
Bay Country Club Golf
Course. The volunteers,
staff, and maintenance
crews provided a wonder-
fully prepared course, well-
coordinated tournament,
and a delicious dinner. The
golf teams consisted of men
and women playing for
prizes and to raise funds
to make capital improve-
ments. "The visitors' com-
ments about the course
were, 'It's the best I've ever
seen it,'" exclaimed the
tournament director Jerry


Stokoe.
The following volun-
teers who have been so
faithful are really appre-
ciated for their support,
great ideas, and dedication
to help improve the golf
course and its facilities:
Dick Race, Chuck
Burlingame, Marvin
Shimfessel, Virginia Davis,
Dick Davis, Lisa Moody,
Marilyn Beane and Beth
Bauer.
A special thanks to
the dining room staff: Gail
Burdelis, Melissa Brake,
and Christy Gibson.


WINNING TEAMS

The winning teams for
the Third Annual Founders
Day golf tournament are as
follows.
1st Place Team: Tom
Nobles, Doug Brock, Nola
Tolbert, John Hosford
2nd Place Team: Eric
Schoelles, Eldon Schoelles,
Ron Miller, Wiley Allgood
3rd Place Team: Robbie
Johnson, Brock Johnson,
Brett Johnson, Jimmy
Maxwell
4th 'Place Team: Gary
Settle, Michael Hammond,
Jim Norton, Zack Childs


PSJ Dixie Softball Dinners this Friday St. Vincent Island NWR Hunt Applications and Permits Available
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The Port St. Joe Dixie Softball League has been hard at work during the past few
weeks holding various fundraisers. The League's goal is to cover the expense involved
in suiting up four teams of young lady softball players who are headed to the District
Tournament in Marianna, and hoping to advance to the State Tournament afterward.
The League appreciates the tremendous support shown at the first event onmMay
30 BBQ chicken quarter dinners sold at Frank Pate Park. For an event that was put
together in a few short days to be so successful well, it could only happen in commu-
nity like this one! So, many thanks to those who brought the food together in a hurry:
and those who took it away so fast.
Homemade Boston Butt Dinners Friday
This week the League will be holding a Boston Butt Barbecue Sandwich Dinner Sale
on Friday, June 13, at Frank Pate Park. The dinners which will include a homemade
Boston Butt barbecue sandwich, baked beans, corn-on-the-cob, pickle spear and sweet
tea will be sold for $5 each. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue they're sold
out.
Thanks Piggly Wiggly Patrons
Last Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, the tournament players were graciously hosted
by the Piggly Wiggly owners and staff in another very successful two-fold event. The
older of the young ladies showed what valuable future employees they could be for the
Durens as they bagged groceries for the local and visiting patrons accepting tips for
their labors.
Meanwhile, kicking off yet another ongoing venture of the League, the youngest
girls greeted the store's patrons with the offer of a chance to win $100 cash. For a $1
donation one's name will be entered into the drawing to be held July 5. Ticket sales
for the drawing are ongoing; players will be making their way about the area accepting
donations until that date. Please, help these aspiring athletes who are working hard to
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Edison, NJ. Bill is trading a 20+ year corporate sales career with extensive
travel throughout the US and life in a hectic Dallas, TX suburb, for the peace
and tranquility of Gulf County. His experience with Gund includes working
with national retailers creating marketing programs using plush toys as a way
of increasing their sales volume. Bill was consistently ranked in the top 5% of0
all sales associates and was the # 1 sales associate in 2004, with sales over.
$9 million in soft toys.


Bill has owned the Pineapple Plantation on Cape San
Bias since September 2002.; He is thoroughly versed
in the trials and tribulations of owning a vacation
rental home. Bill possesses an extensive knowledge
of internet marketing, reservations, management,
income expectations, and howto make a second home
a reality. To that end, Bill has many local contacts to
help make your investment property a profitable one.
His enthusiasm, technical skills, professionalism and
knowledge of the vacation rental business model will
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on Saturday.
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had something else in
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can't behave too much," she
said.
White's work ethic was
forged during her youth
at the turpentine still,
and she never considered
retirement an option.


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 12, 2008 11A


Trimming Hair and Cutting


Loose at Eddie's Beauty Salon


Despina Williams/The Star
Inside her Hwy. 71 beauty shop, Eddie Belle White gives Janice Birmingham a simple
comb and curl in May 2005. A hairdresser for over six decades, White was well versed in hair
styles from finger waves to beehives.


"I can't hardly sit down
and twiddle my thumbs,"
she said.
And for as long as I
knew her, she never did.
When I think of her


now, she's at the beauty
shop, holding court on a
perfect spring morning.
She remains the grand
lady I knew in life, the belle
of Wewahitchka.


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The following pro-
file of Eddie Belle White
originally appeared in
The Star's May 12, 2005
edition.
We reprint it here in
White's memory. May
she rest in peace.

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

When Eddie Belle
White completed her hair
and cosmetology train-
ing at Jack's School of
Beauty Culture in.Wichita
Falls, Tex., the young-
est daughter of a Wewa-
hitchka turpentine man
returned home on a mis-
sion to beautify the town,
one lock at a time.
Now 60 years later,
White is still cutting, curl-
ing and teasing, and at
age 82, proudly counts


herself the oldest licensed
hair stylist in Florida.
"I think I'm the oldest
one in the whole United
States," noted White, add-
ing that there may be old-
er, inactive stylists who
do not keep a current li-
cense.
"I suspect I'm active,
don't you," said White
with a sweet smile flash-
ing a hint of mischief.
A Southern belle
with a sense of humor,
White styles hair wearing
diamond rings on well-
manicured fingers and
frequently addresses her
customers as "old lady,"
one of her greatest terms
of endearment.
Many of White's cli-
ents are old friends whose
hair she's styled upwards
of 40 years.
Janice Birmingham,
who arrived on Friday


morning to have her hair
done, is two months older
than White and a longtime
friend and customer.
After giving White a
kiss on the cheek, Bir-
mingham reclined in a
chair opposite the sink.
"I give 'em a bath see,"
said White as she fired up
the faucet. "And I don't
charge them anything else
for the ears and the neck.
It's a courtesy from Ed-
die's Beauty Salon."
Birmingham opted
for a simple curl and
comb out, a choice easily
accommodated by White,
who is well versed in the
popular hairdos of the
past 60 years.
"Years ago, we did a
finger wave," said 'White,
describing the evolving
nature of the beauty
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Eddie Belle

From .- 11A.


industry. "The hair was
short and we finger
waved it from the front of
the hair to the very back.
Then we started doing
pin curls."
After pin curls came
the medieval torture de-
vice known as the per-
manent wave machine "I
burned hairs with that
and heads"- and the grav-
ity defying 1960s bee-
hive.
White hated the bee-
hive, and is no fan of the
most recent trend, which
she described as "long
and straight and stringy."
With Birmingham
safely installed under the
hair dryer, White opened
her chair to Viola Kemp,
another longtime friend.
"This is the gossip
chair," said Kemp, taking
a seat in front of the mir-
ror.
"No it ain't," retorted
White, reading the words
emblazoned on a decora-
tive plaque hanging near-
by. "I never repeat gossip,


so listen carefully."
White gets her morn-
ing "news"- don't call it
gossip from the coffee
shop next door in the
Inland service station,
where she drops by ev-
ery morning "for coffee
and conversation" before
opening the beauty shop.
White faithfully re-
ports her findings to her
customers, also taking
time to give the latest up-
date on family happen-
ings.
White keeps a fam-
ily picture near her on
her work counter, and
often makes reference to
her late husband, Larry
White, whom she calls
the "best man who ever
lived," late son, Clay List-
er Cox, grandchildren,
Donnie Cox, Garry Cox
and Tonya Cox, and her
two great-grandchildren.
White's grandson
Garry owns the Bayou
Restaurant and has an
employee deliver a plate
to the shop every day


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Most of Eddie Belle White's customers were old friends whom she'd known for decades.


"On Sunday, they
eat it all back," White
laughed.
This week, White's
dinner guests will be
treated to potato salad,
deviled eggs and White's
famous butternut cake,
her grandkids' favorite.
When Kemp heard
the announcement of the
cake, she swung around
in her seat. "Do you know
how to cook any other
kind?"
"Butternut is their fa-
vorite, Viola," instructed
White. "They don't like
any other kind."
When Rossie, a fellow
cake maker, arrived for
her hair cut and joined in
the teasing, White issued
a warning.
"Your time's coming,
old girl," White promised
Rossie. "I'm going to get


you in a minute. You bet-
ter watch what you say."
With White out of ear-
shot and attending to a
customer, Kemp compli-
mented her friend.
"She's a very nice
person. And she's deter-
mined. It don't matter
what goes wrong, she's
determined not to give
this up," said Kemp.
Though she's battled
some recent troubles
with her right hip, White
affirmed that she would
continue to operate Ed-
die's Beauty Salon as long
as she could still hold a
comb and brush.
White attributed her
determined nature to her
upbringing at Lister Still,
where her father, H.C.
Lister raised White and
her seven siblings to be
hard workers.


"If one of us was
barefooted, all was bare-
footed," remembered
White, who worked in the
commissary while her
brothers drove trucks to
Pensacola, hauling tur-
pentine and resin, and
her mother, Mary Eliza-
beth, tended to the fam-
ily's garden.
White points to a car-
toon taped to her mirror,
a present from a custom-
er, which reads: "Old hair-
dressers don't retire, they
just curl up and die."
It's a motto White has
taken to heart.
"I still go, I don't give
up," said White, flashing
that sweet smile.
"My grandson Garry
said, 'Grandma you're a
tough old buzzard,' and I
said yes I am."


at lunchtime. On Fri-
day morning,
White put in
a request for


a taco salad
and anxiously
awaited the
plate's arrival.
"They
bring it to
me, honey,"
said White.
"This is the
madam over
here, whether
you know it or
not."
White
invites her
grandchildren
over for dinner
every Sunday
at the "White
House," her
late husband's
nickname for
their home.


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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, June 12, 2008 SECTION B


MBARA Builds New Reefs


The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef
Association deployed nine new reefs on
Wednesday, June 4, 2008, out in the
Gulf of Mexico off of Mexico Beach and
Port St. Joe.
The new reefs are being made using
the Florida Special Reef Maker modules
which are built in Alabama and brought
over on a barge.
The Reef Maker modules are 10
feet tall and weigh approximately 6,000
pounds each. They incorporate the use
of Florida limestone which hastens the
development of reef habitat.
The new reefs were built in the five
new permits obtained by the City of
Mexico Beach which are all one square
mile each and are out in the 16 to 20
mile range off of Mexico Beach.
The first big reef built on Wednesday
was in conjunction with the Organization
for Artificial Reefs (OAR) out of
Tallahassee.
The MBARA and OAR have worked
on several projects together in the past.
The newest reef will be built with 20
modules put all together in one spot.
It is a surprise honor for someone


special to be announced at the Big Bend I
Salt Water Classic on Father's Day.
The other reefs will be five modules
each, then a series of one module reefs
following that.
Ron Childs, President of MBARA,
said "We are so happy to be able to con-
tinue our mission and build some really
good reefs out in our new permit areas."
Childs added, "The 2006 Census Bureau
found that Florida is number one in
fishing in the US with over 4.4 billion
dollars spent by recreational fishermen
in the waters of Florida, and we hope
that our reefs will contribute to our local
economy here in north Florida."
Childs went on to say "We are now
focusing on research using our research
dive team that goes down and mea-
sures growth of materials on the actual
reef structures like algae or coral, then
counts the different types of fish on the
reef." "Then we use that data to plan our
next deployment."
The numbers for the new reefs will
be posted on the MBARA website at as
soon as the reef coordinates are verified
by the research dive team.


Reef maker modules are lowered into the sea to become fishing reefs in the series of
photos.
Photos courtesy of MBARA


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Now and continuing through Aug. 4, a member of Griffin's staff will be at the
Wewahitchka Public Library from 1-4 p.m. CT each Monday.
Folks can register to vote, request and fill out an application to vote by absentee bal-
lot and change any pertinent information on their voter's registration during that time.
Candidates for office can also drop off information for Griffin's office.


Avocado the Monkey, Smelly Unicorn Piggy, Uni-cow and their four-legged friends
received scant attention in Hannah Henderson's Spiffy Land cartoon.
Now they want some respect.
With Henderson and her cartoon protagonists enjoying their summer vacation, the ani-
mals of Spiffy Land have taken over this space.
They come in the name of cartoon equality. They come in peace.


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Fresh from his first place victory in
the Florida Paratransit Roadeo, Raymond
"Elmo" Aylmer focused on the challenge
ahead: the National Paratransit Roadeo in
New Orleans.
"Now that I've succeeded at this and
I'm going to national, I want to do good," he
told The Star two weeks ago. "I'm going to
go to have fun, but I want to win."
Aylmer approached the Roadeo with
steely focus, and his determination yielded
a sweet reward.
Aylmer, an 11-year employee of Gulf
Transportation, earned second place in the
van division his first victory at nationals.
Ninety drivers of paratransit vehicles
from across the country participated in the
Roadeo, held June 1 at the
University of New Orleans.
The competition fea-
tured two divisions, van
and cutaway (minibus), with
drivers competing in four
challenges: a written test,
pre-trip inspection, defect
discovery test and obstacle
course.
Aylmer scored a perfect
score in the defect test, iden-
tifying a missing wheelchair
restraint, safety triangle,
first aid kit and a blown
dome light inside a para-
transit van.
He faired less well in
the obstacle course, mowing
down a row of tennis balls
"I got every single one of
them."
Aylmer, who was joined
at the competition by Gulf
Transportation direc- '"''
tor Kathy Balentine and '
Gulf ARC director Dianna
Harrison, had a good time in
New Orleans.
"The experience was
real enjoyable. I got to meet
people from all across the Raymond
U.S. Even Canada was rep- prize for his
resented this year," he said. Roadeo on Ju


Aylmer entered the competition want-
ing to .do his personal best, and was
pleased with his second place. victory,
though he noted, "first place would've been
nice."
As of now, Aylmer does not know if
he'll compete again next year. Like Michael
Jordan, he would like to leave at the top
of his game.
"I'd like to leave on a winning note," he
said, "but I'm sure the higher ups will say
something different."
For his second place finish at nation-
als, Aylmer earned $500.
He will see no raise in his Gulf
Transportation paycheck, though he made
sure to ask.
"I asked Kathy, 'What do I get out of
this now," and she said, Another year's
worth of a job.'"


I "Elmo" Aylmer earned a trophy and $500 cash
second place finish at the National Paratransit
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Project Graduation


Says Thank You
Thank you for your contributions to Project
Graduation. The party was a huge success and our
seniors had a safe and memorable night.
Hungry Howies
Great Wall
Prosperity Bank
Lulu's Sweet Expectations
Pepper's
Raffield Fisheries
McDonald's
Paul Gant's Bar B Que
Buddy Ward + Sons Seafood
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Co.
Buffalo Rock Pepsi Co.
Mrs. Mary Lou Cumbie
Family and Friends
Thank you,
Project Graduation
Food Committee

Graduation


Correction
In last week's graduation article the Star inadver-
tently ran an incorrect name in the list of Wewahitchka
High Honors Students. The name should read Janie
Blondell Boyett. Also, James Michael Bird was left off
the names of graduates at Port St. Joe High School. The
Star regrets the errors.


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, Inc. is the recipient of Federal fi-
nancial assistance from the Rural Utilities Service, and agency of the
U. S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Age Discrimi-
nation Act of 1975, al amended, and the rules and regulations of
the U. S. Department of Agriculture which provide that no person
in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age,
or disability shall be excluded from participation in, admission or
access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to dis-
crimination under any of this organization's programs or activities.

The person responsible for coordinating this organization's nondis-
crimination compliance efforts is Roy Barnes, CEO/General Man-
ager. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that
this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain
further information about the statutes and regulations listed above
from and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or the
Secretary, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 20250;
or the Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, Washington, D. C. 20250.
Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimi-
nation. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.

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Mr. and Mrs. George W. Jones of Bethel Connecticut
and Cape San Blas Florida are pleased to announce
the engagement of their daughter, Deborah Ann to Sean
Warren McKenzie, son of Mr. and Mrs. James F. McKenzie
of St Joe Beach Florida.
The bride is a graduate of the University of Hartford.
The groom graduated from Florida State University.
The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 7, 2008
at four o'clock in the afternoon at James Marshall Chapel
at Wooster School in Danbury Connecticut. The bride is
a graduate of Wooster School and her mother, Margaret
Jones, has served as school nurse for the past 37 years.
The reception will be held following the ceremony on
Coburn Lawn.
The couple will reside in Lynn, Massachusetts.


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The Red Hat Beach Belles will meet on Monday, June
23 at Ruby Rum-Runners at 11:00 a.m. Central Time.
Come enjoy lunch and a special meeting. Please call Janet
Mullins to make your reservations at 648-4979.


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Green Tropical Parrot Found
The Franklin County Animal Control has retrieved a green tropical parrot in
Apalachicola. Animal Control would like to reunite it with its family.
Owner should call the Franklin County Animal Control at 850-670-8167. This
parrot is banded and owner must identify band number or proof of purchase to claim
bird.


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE MAP
AMENDMENT LAND USE CHANGE

The City of Port St. Joe City Commission
Proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING PORTIONS OF PARCEL ID #-06076-OOOR,
1.34 ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING
PART OF SECTION 13 OF TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO LOW-DENSITY
RESIDENTIAL (R-1); AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Tuesday,
July 1, 2008 at 6:00 RM. at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance
will occur at the same time and location on June 17, 2008. Copies of the
Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall
located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time' to time as may be necessary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide
comments in writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at
City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons
wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of
the proceeding and should ensure that a verbatim record is made, including
the testimony on which the appeal is based.
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Service Program 2008 Workshop


The Gulf County Extension Service is participating
in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be pro-
vided to all eligible children free of charge. Nutritionally
balanced meals will be provided to each. child regardless
of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during
summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are
not available. All children 18 years old and younger are
eligible for meals at no charge and there will be discrimi-
nation in the course of the meal service. Please contact
639-3200 for more information.
Meals will be provided at the sites and times as fol-
lows:
Honeyville Community Center
240 Honeyville Park Rd
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Breakfast 8am 9am
Lunch 1 lainm 12pm
Monday-Friday
June 16 August 1, 2008
Wewahitchka Elementary School
514 E. River Rd
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Breakfast 8am 8:30am
Lunch 1 lam 11:30am
Monday Thursday
June 16 -August 1, 2008
North Florida Head Start N. Gulf Site
130 E. River Rd
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Breakfast 8am "- 8:30am
Lunch llam- 11:30am
Monday Friday
June 16 -August 1, 2008
Educational and fun activities will be provided on
some days.


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Available now for adoption from the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society -
Shep, a male shepherd pup, four months old (pic-
tured); Little Rascals, three lively pups; Sassy, a beau-
tiful, brindle female; Ginger, a beautiful tri-color cat;
Puppies, puppies: Come and see.
Always kittens! Come see.
Please visit Faith's Thrift Hut, 1007 Tenth Street.
Thrusday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please
call 227-1109 for more information. Volunteers needed.

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The Gulf County ,-
Cooperative Extension 1 [
Service is sponsoring a J.-
Citrus Propagation Workshop
(Budding) on Monday, June
16 at 7 p.m. EST at the St. ', .
Joe Garden Club located at .
216 8'" Street in Port St. Joe.
Each participant will be able
to take one budding plant home. Please bring a good sharp
knife. If you desire to attend please call the Gulf County
Cooperative Extension Service to register: 639-3200 or
229-2909.


Habitat Looking for


Members

Habitat For Humanity Gulf (Gulf County's chapter of
Habitat) is looking for interested and committed people
who would like to serve as board members, committee
members and general members, as well as individuals
arid businesses interested in giving monetary and in-kind
donations.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month
from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET at the First United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall in Port St. Joe.
The local chapter of the national organization has
undergone a reorganization and revitalization process
since last November, and is actively looking to escalate its
presence in Gulf County.
The first family to receive assistance from Habitat Gulf
is almost ready to move into a home, and the organization
is ready to begin work on its second project, according to
Habitat Gulf president Joan Cleckley. vice president and
branch manager of Vision Bank in Port St. Joe.
Cleckley was appointed to head the group last
November.
Anyone interested in re-joining Habitat or becoming
a member can contact Cleckley at Vision Bank at
850-229-8226.
The mailing address is Habitat for Hunanity-Gulf
County, care of Joan Cleckley, Vision Bank, 529 Cecil G.
Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.


The Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire Department will hold
its annual fish fry fundraiser Saturday, June 28, from 11
a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time.
The fish fry, along with the annual lasagna dinner, are
two of the primary fundraisers for the volunteer depart-
ment.
Full fish dinners, at $9 each, will be sold from Sunset
Park, on U.S. 98 next to the El Governor Motel. Everyone
in the community locals and visitors alike are invited to
come out that Saturday, have a great meal, and support the
volunteer fire department.
The volunteers who form the fire department, emer-
gency services unit and first
responders unit are among
0- -Po,-. -Mexico Beach's most nec-
l / essary, and appreciated,
people. The all-volunteer
S/ department cannot survive
*without help from the com-
I' munity, so buy a fish din-
ner June 28, and help your
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Indian Creek Education

(ICE) and Paddling Trip


The Apalachicola
Riverkeeper and the
Franklin County Parks and
Recreation Department will
sponsor the third in a series
of FREE educational pad-
dling programs at Franklin
County's newly acquired
Indian Creek Public Park.
The park is located on North
Bayshore Drive in Eastpoint,
FL. The ICE paddling trips
are scheduled for the fourth
Saturday of every month.
The upcoming trip is
scheduled for Saturday,
June 28, 2008 from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
A short educational
talk will be followed by a
3.5 hour kayak/canoe trip
with Tom Herzog, who is a
Riverkeeper volunteer and
former Canadian wilderness
canoeing guide. Tom and his
wife Katie have also taken
students on environmental
education trips to South and
Central America.
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Riverkeeper. Participants
should bringwater and lunch
and be comfortable paddling
open water, tidal streams,
and narrow creeks teeming
with wildlife. Participants
should be prepared to use
their vehicles as shuttles to
water access locations. The
exact location of the trip will
be governed by weather con-
ditions and the skill level of
the participants.
Reservations are
required and can be made
by calling the Apalachicola
Riverkeeper office at
850-653-8936.

Summer Food
Program
The Gulf County United
Community Development
and the West Florida
Resource Conservation and
Development Council (West
Florida RC&DC), will par-
ticipate in the Summer
Food Service Program,
administered by the Florida
Department of Education,
Food and Nutrition
Management, Tallahassee,
Florida, from June 23th,
2008 through August 15,
2008.
Nutritionally balanced
FREE meals will be pro-
vided to all children regard-
less of race, color, disability,
sex, age, or national origin
during summer vacation
when school breakfasts and
lunches are not available.
All children 18 years old and
younger, if open site, are eli-
gible for meals at no charge
and there will be no discrim-
ination in the course of the
meal service. Pre-packed
shelf stable meals will be
transported in refrigerated
vehicles by an approved
staff. Shelf stable meals will
be transported at each site
until served. Site personnel
will ensure all food items
remain at acceptable tem-
peratures before serving to
children.
Approximately 400
nutritionally approved unit-
ized meals and beverages'
will be served each day dur-
ing this program. The pro-
gramn are only approved for
geographical areas of need
where 50 percent or more of
the children qualify for free
and reduced price meals
during the school year.
Summer feeding sites
that are located at schools
provide meals to all children,
in the immediate vicinity in
addition to those enrolled In
summer school.
The followingsites will be
participating in the Summer
Food Service Program:
for the Port St. Joe area:
Washington Site, located on
414 Kenneys Street, with
lunch serving at 12:30p est.,
and end at 1:30p est.; the
Stac House, located on 810
6th Street, with breakfast
serving at 8:15am, end at
8:45am, lunch at 11:15am,
end at 11:45am ; Port St.
Joe Elementary School,
located 2201 Long Avenue,
with breakfast serving at
8:00am, and end at 8:30am,
lunch 11:15p and end at
11:45pm; North Florida
Child Development, located
at 153 Red Fish Road, with
breakfast serving at 8:00am,
and end at 8:30am, lunch at
11:00, and end at 11:30am.
Amy Rogers, Program
Director
Amy White, Summer
Food Service Program
Supervisor
Donna Salyers, Summer
Food Service Program
Representative


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Ruth Boyer Ramsey Pauline Pennycuff Garrett Mary Magileen Pickett


Ruth Boyer Ramsey, a resi-
dent of Port St. Joe, Florida,
for 73 years, died Friday, June
6, 2008, at Bay St. Joseph
Care Center where she had S
received dedicated and lov- c
ing care for the past eight
years. She was born July
11, 1911, in Beebe, AR, to
the late William and Claudine
Boyer. She was married, in is
1931, to her husband of 61
years, Edwin D. Ramsey. Ruth .f.
and Edd moved from Arkansas
to Port St. Joe in 1935.Ruth livwl
a very active and productive life as a
homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was
an excellent cook and most of the community enjoyed her
yeast rolls that were served at many church, civic and pri-
vate functions. She was a lifetime member of the National
PTA, Methodist Women's Society of Christian Service,
Order of the Eastern Star and she proudly sang in the
adult choir of the First United Methodist Church for over
50 years. She also enjoyed traveling, painting, fishing,
playing the violin, bridge and bingo.
Survivors include her son, Don Ramsey and wife Liz
of Magnolia Springs, AL; daughter Lynn Kerigan and hus-
band Jack of Mexico Beach, FL; daughter Mary Holman
and husband Penn of Roswell, GA; and daughter-in-law
Helen Ramsey Carlsten of Port St. Joe. She was known
affectionately as "Mama Ruth" to her 15 grandchildren,
including Lynn Ramsey Boller, Orange Beach, AL; Michael
Ramsey, Daphne, AL; Philip Ramsey, Sarasota, FL; David
Ramsey, Orlando, FL; Jack Kerigan, Jr., Steve Kerigan
and Tim Kerigan of Port St. Joe; Pat Kerigan of Rancho
Palos Verdes, CA; Bill Holman, Bob Holman and Alan
Holman of Roswell, GA; Beth Holman, New York City,
NY; Paula Ramsey Pickett, Richard Ramsey and Robert
Ramsey of Port St. Joe. Mama Ruth also has 25 great
grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death
by her husband, Edwin D. Ramsey; son, Paul E. Ramsey;
infant great-grandfather, Kailee Grace Kerigan; brothers
Paul Boyer, Clarence (Peck) Boyer, Dick Boyer; and sister,
Gertrude Boyer.
Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist
Church in Port St. Joe, Sunday, June 8, 2008, at 4 p.m. ET,
with Reverend Ted Lovelace presiding. Burial will follow

request was that memorials be made to the adult choir
of the First United Methodist Church, 1001 Constitution
Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (ph. 850-227-1724). A visita-
tion gathering for friends and family will take place at
the Kerigan Home at 1808 Highway 98, Mexico Beach,
Saturday, June 7, 2008, from 6PM 8PM CENTRAL
Time. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted and
viewed at our website: (www.southerlandfamily.com)


Betty Jean Causey
Betty Jean Causey, 78, of Wewahitchka, passed away
Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at her home. Born in La Belle,
Florida, she had been a resident here since 1969.
Survivors include her children, Hartford Lamar
Causey, James Wilburn Causey, both of Wewahitchka,
Nathan Taylor of Blountstown, Linda Sue Farmer of White
City, Debra K. Reeder, Johnny Lamar Taylor, both of
Wewahitchka, and Sara Dora Lee Christmas of La Belle;
19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; two brothers,
David Mims of Highland View and Johnny Nathan Mims
of California.
The Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Monday at the Oak Grove Assembly of God Church, con-
ducted by the Rev. David Fernandez. Interment followed
in the family plot in Holly Hill Cemetery. Those who wish
may make donations in her memory to Covenant Hospice,
107 W 19th Street, Panama City, FL 32405.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.



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Pauline Pennycuff Garrett, 77, passed away Thursday,
May 29, 2008 in Tallahassee, Florida. She was born in
Jamestown, Tenessee and had lived in Eastpoint for many
years.
Funeral services will be Sunday, June 1, 2008, 3:00
p.m. at the Deliverance Tabernacle Church in Eastpoint
with interment in the Easpoint Cemetery. Family will
receive friends 2:00 p.m. until service time at the Church.
Rev. Larry Hatfield and Rev. Mark Collins will officiate.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, Fla. In
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Sue Pennycuff
of Jamestown, TN, Brenda Kay Pilkington of Eastpoint,
FL, Rita Gall Messer of Crafordville, FL, andJane G.
Messer of Carrabelle, FL; her sons, Charles Rex Pennycuff
of Eastpoint, FL, James Marshall Garrett of Eastpoint,
FL, Malcolm Edgar Garrett of White City, FL, Marvin Hank
Garrett of Eastpoint, FL, and Bobby Wayne Garrett of
Eastpoint, FL; as well as 24 grandchildren and 11 great-
grandchildren.


Eddie Belle Lister White

Eddie Belle Lister White,
85, passed away on Sunday,
June 8, 2008 in her home
in Wewahitchka, FL. She
was born in Leakesville,
Mississippi on October
3, 1922. She moved to c
Wewahitchka at the age of
two where she remained for
life. She was a member of Wr
the First United Methodist
Church, United Methodist
Women, past President and
member of Wewahitchka
Women's Club since 1940 and
member of Order of Eastern
Star since 1950, past member
of Rebekah's and past member of
Wewahitchka BandBooster's. Eddie Belle
was also a member of the National a n d
State Hairdresser's Association, in which she was a hair-
dresser since 1945. She coordinated yearly reunions for
graduates of Wewahitchka High School, and was a mem-
ber of the Red Hat Society.
Preceding Eddie Belle in death was her husband
Lawrence R. (Larry) White, her mother and father H.C.
and Mary Lister, her son Clay Lister Cox and brothers,
R.D.,, Floyd and Claude Ellis Lister. Her sisters, Minnie
Lister Husband, and Bertha (Dutchie) Lister. She is sur-
vived by her grandchildren, Donnie Cox and wife Rose,
Gary Cox, and Tanja Cox Oliver and husband Tim (Skip).
Her great-grandchildren Chase Cox and Kane Cox. A
step-grandchild, Rebecca Gunther. Special nieces, Ashley
Lister Forehand, Betty Husband, Kay Whitfield, Debbie
Baxley, and a sister-in-law, Doris Lister.
Eddie Belle will lie in state at her residence, 115
Lister Drive, Wewahitchka, FL. on Monday, June 9th
and Tuesday, June 10th. From 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Funeral
Services will be conducted at The First United Methodist
Church, Wewahitchka, FL. On Wednesday, June 11, 2008
at 10:00 AM.
Serving as active pallbearers will be her nephews,
Claude Lister, Jr., Mike Lister, John Whitfield (standing
in for Floyd Lister, Jr.), Dayton Lister, Roy Lister, John
Husband, Jack Husband, and Bruce Husband.
Asked to serve as Honorary pallbearers are, Roger
Clark, Ray Dickens, Judge Glenn Hess, Judge Fred
Witten, Huey Williams, Jerry Pridgeon, Benny Pridgeon,
Billy Traylor, Bill Sumner, Tom Semmes, Lonnie Nunnery,
Charles Mayhann, Al Harrison, David Bidwell, Bob
Shipman, Charley Grambling, George Cox, Tony Justice,
Robert Nations, Jerry Gaskin, and all members of Eastern
Star, Wewahitchka Woman's Club and Red Hat Society.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to First
United Methodist Church, Wewahitchka, FL.
The Service will be concluded at graveside Jehu
Cemetery, Wewahitchka, FL. Comforter Funeral Home will
be in charge of the service.





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Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.




BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. ET- Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m. ET Evening Worship 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Choir Practice 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Kids for Christ 6 p.m. /Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trssteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Please call ,s for your spiritual needs.
www.beachchapel.org
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


Church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem


We meet at 350 Firehouse Roaa
Overstreet ~ 850.647.1622


Sunday Bible Study
Sunday Worship
Wednesday Bible Study


10:00 a.m. EST
11:00 a.m. EST
7:30 p.m. EST


"We are about ouir Father's business"


Mary Magileen Pickett, 70,
of Port St. Joe, passed away
Thursday afternoon, June
5, 2008, at her home in
Simmons Bayou. She was
born in Screven, GA, to 4
the late Marvin and Addie
Griffis and was the retired
owner/operator of Pic's Food
Store in Simmons Bayou.
Ms. Pickett attended the 1st
United Methodist Church of
Port St. Joe, was a member
of the Port St. Joe Garden
Club, and "Rags" was a proud
member of "The Magnolias".
She was preceded in death by her
parents and her brother, Marvin Griffis, Jr.
Survivors include her sons, Donald Boyd Pickett and
wife, Paula, and Ronald Britt Pickett and wife, Leisa, all
of Port St. Joe, her brothers, Luke Griffis of Odum, GA,
Wilbur, Willis, and G.W. Griffis, all of Jesup, GA, her nine
grandchildren, Kimberly Pickett Shoaf and husband,
Andy, Joseph Grayson Pickett, Donald Kyle Pickett,
Jeremy Eliga Baxley, Emily Ann Baxley, Christian Slade
Pickett, Kerigan Addie Pickett, Ramsey Dell Pickett, and
Katie Lynn Pickett, and her beloved dog, B.J.
A service to celebrate Mary Magileen Pickett's life will
be held on Monday, June 9, 2008,at 2:00 PM. at the 1st
United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe with Rev. Dave
Fernandez officiating.
The family will receive friends Today, Sunday, June 8,
2008, from 6 to 8 PM. EST at the home of Boyd and Paula
Pickett, 108 Sunset Circle, Port St. Joe.
Donations may be made to either the Port St. Joe
Garden Club or the Port St. Joe Humane Society in mem-
ory of Mary Magileen Pickett.
Expressions of sympathy may be submitted and
viewed at our website: (www.southerlandfamily.com)
(Pic saved as pickettphoto.jpg in 6-12 Photo folder.)





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The family of Norman M. Martin would like to thank
each other and everyone for being with us during our time
of loss. Thank you all so much for everything: the phone
calls, visits, cards, flowers, and food, but most of all the
prayers.
Special thanks to Brother Tim and Sister Wanda
Bailey, our pastors. Thank you for everything; we love you.
Also our church family, Lighthouse Pentecostal, thank
you so much for everything each of you have done. Also,
Howards Creek Baptist Church, thanks for everything that
each and everyone has done. A very special thank you to
Ms. Barbara and the Piggly Wiggly, thank you all for every-
thing that each of you have done.
Margene Martin
David and Teresa Martin
Gerald and Alice and Jerry Martin
Stacy and Michelle Hanlon




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There are no words that can express our gratitude
and appreciation for the support and love that you have
shown us during our time of grief. Memories of Gwen will
live in our hearts and in the town of Wewa.

Thank you, with love,
The Whitfields, Hammon, and Knowles






CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue



"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long A.venue Port St. Poe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

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Ssab2 9:2


Sunday School ..................... 10 a.m.'
Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m.


Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m.


FaithBible
IAC H U R C H
Sunday Morning Service ............................... 11:00 a.m.
"A Reformed Voice in the Community"
www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School


Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


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Personal Injury Real Estate
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(850) 227-1159


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Sunday School 9:45
Sunday Worship Service 10:45
Wednesday Cafe 5 pm
Wednesday 6:15
Adult Bible Study
Children & Youth Ministries


613 Madison St.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1837
www.oakgrove-church.orgj


Where: First Church of the Nazarene
across from High School


When: June 16-19


6 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Contact Us: 229-9596
227-3116

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EPISCOPAL CHURCH

800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845

The friendly place to worship!


First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th r California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Reverend Eddie LaFonntaiin


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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist (hurch
NURSiRY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Mfonumnent Port St. Joe

(850) 227-1724


Contemiporay Service 9:00 a. m.
Sunday Schook 10:00 a.m.

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:30p.m.
All Times are EST


Rev. Mac Fulcher
PASTOR
Jeff Whity
Assistant Pastor/Mlsie
Deborah Loyless
Director of Chilthdrn Ministries


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
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, 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a
Morning Worship 11:00


Mike Westbrook,
Paslor


Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


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482 Pompano Street 229-6235
Sunday School .............. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........ 6:00 p.m.
Monday Night Youth Service ..... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night ............ 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Howard Riley Welcomes Everyone


Worship with us at
Long Avenue Baptist Church I
"ijhere Faith, Family d'Friendship arefound':
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
Wednesday
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More
Information Call 229-8691


Rish, Gibson, Scholz &
Groom, P.A.
William J. RIsh, Thomas S. Gibson, Russell Scholz,
Paul W. Groom 11
(850) 229-8211


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FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111


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102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOl

Brent Vickery, Pastor
W Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students

New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 an
Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 an
Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pn
Wednesday Night Supper.......................... 5:30 pn
Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pn
Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pn
Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pn
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People have a need, which is seldom discussed.
THAT IS THE NEED TO BE NEEDED.
We are blessed to have in our family one of the finest
young men on the planet.
If you think that is just the boasting of a proud dad,
let me provide some evidence. He graduated from high
school with a 4.0 average. He has never been in trouble
with the police. He goes to work every day that he is
scheduled, and works in a very stressful environment,
without complaining, and gives ten percent of his increase
to the Lord. He doesn't drink, or smoke, or do drugs, or
pressure women to have sex with him. He doesn't speed,
and has yet to be stopped for any motor velhicle violation.
He keeps himself clean. I could go on and on.
I have to believe that one of the reasons for our suc-
cess as parents is that we make it clear on a regular
basis that we need him. It would be difficult to list all the
reasons why we need him. But we do need him. And he
knows it.
Why is our society having problems with children?
The Bible tells us that if we don't apply a little physical
persuasion, especially when they are very young, we hate


Via Dolorosa 2008

The Oak Grove Church thanks you for your contribu-
tions to Via Dolorosa in 2008. Because,of your contribu-
tions this awesome event was a GREAT success!
Contributors of $100 or more:

Company Donors:
Bayside Savings Bank, Bay Wash of Port St. Joe, Beach
to Bay Interiors, Inc., CMN Management, Inc., Coastal
Community Bank, Duren Trading Company, Fairpoint
Communications,. Farnsley Financial Consultants, LLC,
Indian Pass Lagoon Company, LuLu's Sweet Expectations,
Dr. Frank & Carla May, Metcalf Electric & A/C LLC, Mize
Plumbing, Petals by the Bay, St. Joe Hardware, The Grove,
Toucan's, Willis Hardware
Individual Donors:
Thomas Brock, Kevin & Charlene Burke, William
& Lynne Carr, Mark & Mandy Cothran, Pastor David &
Myrna Fernandez, James & Glenda Kennedy, Guerry
Magidson, Jack & Kathy Medley, Charles Nix, Carolyn
Phinizy, Joe, Jolynne, & Alexis Price, Diana Ramsey,
William & Carol Rish, James Roberts, Marlen Taylor,
Patricia Warriner, David Watson, Darron & Sheila Wilder,
Jeff & Sherry Wood, William Wood, Jr.
Contribution in Honor of:
Warren & Jaque Yeager

Total Raised: $11,794.73

Vacation Bible School at

Beach Baptist Chapel
Outrigger Island is coming to Beach Baptist Chapel
June 16 20th for all children ages 3 years thru 8th
grade. Join the fun and excitement from 6:00 8:30 pm
ET with lots of food, music, crafts, and learning about liv-
ing God's unshakeable truth. A kickoff luau will be held
on Wednesday, June 11 th from 6:00 8:00 pm.
n Beach Baptist Chapel is located at 311 Columbus
n St., St. Joe Beach. For more information, call the church
n office at 647-3950.


them. Proverbs 13:24 states, He who spares his rod hates
his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly."
Yet we have government officials who think they are more
righteous than God, and that they have a right to take
children away from their parents. You want to talk about
child abuse? What is greater child abuse, than to take
children away from their parents?
Instead of making a problem worse, these so-called
child protective people (The title varies from state to
state.) should take the lead in teaching that children need
to feel needed. Stop and think about it. Do your children
know that they are needed? Tell them today, and on a
regular basis! It wouldn't hurt to tell that to your spouse
also.
At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center, our
services begin, with a time of greeting and fellowship, at
9:30 Sunday AM central time. Worship begins at 9:45 AM.
We worship at the Mexico Beach Civic Center on 105 N.
31st street, which is behind the Beach Walk gift shop, just
off rte. 98.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center
pastor@mexicobeachcwc.com



Make Jesus Happy

Lydia still remembers hanging the picture of Jesus
on her wall. A comforting, tangible token of her fam-
ily's faith. I've often seen her traditional rendition.
Long haired, bearded Jesus stands in the subtle light
in front of an arched wooden door. There dressed in
a white robe with its gentle glow, He's knocking on the
door just below a small eye-level window.
Lydia was telling me about when her granddaugh-
ter Bailey had stayed overnight recently. When she left,
Lydia noticed several nickel sized yellow smiley face
stickers now adorning her beloved Jesus picture.
Exerting a gentle thumb-nail tug, she attempt
removing them. Still her efforts left disfiguring surface
blotches.
Next visit, Lydia questioned ten-year old Bailey
about the smiley face stickers. Bailey instantly burst
into tears. With tears still staining her face, she said,
"Cause Jesus looked so sad to me ... I wanted to make
Jesus happy."
The true value of the picture took an instant hit as
Lydia pondered her granddaughter's words. "Isn't that
how we all should be; shouldn't we all want to make
Jesus happy?"
Now stop a minute. Take a scrutinizing look at the
picture.
The picture is a visual presentation of a Bible
verse. "Behold. I stand at the door and knock. If any-
one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in
to him and dine with him, and he with Me."
Look at the picture closer. Jesus isn't sad. His
gentle, caring face reflects His serious demeanor. He's
concerned. He's hoping someone will fling that big,
wood door wide open.
Bailey, do you want to see Jesus get a big grin on
His face? Open the door. He wants to be with you. He
wants to be that friend you anxiously anticipate dining
with.
Rick Leland



Family ife (huth
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ..Apolochicolsto City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy, 98

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& Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford F iu emb-
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLEVELAND RILEY
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of CLEVELAND RI-
LEY, deceased, File Num-
ber 08-18PR, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The
name and address of the
personal representative
and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:


1100

All persons on whom this
notice is served who have
objections that challenge
the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the per-
sonal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to
file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is served within
three (3) months after the
date of the first publication
of this notice must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS


T HE STAR


1100
AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOR'-
EVER BARRED.

The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is June
12,2008.
Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Tarus Riley
PO. Box 871
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457
Publish June 12 & 19,
2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.:
23-2008-CA-000071
CIVIL DIVISION

HSBC BANK USA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BARBARA J. PALMER
A/K/A BARBARA JO
PALMER, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
BARBARA J. PALMER
A/K/A BARBARA JO
PALMER
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
12781 NW 93RD LN,
CHIEFLAND, FL 32626
ALTO ATTEMPTED SERV-
ICE AT: 317 CANAL
STREET, PORT SAINT


JOE, FL 32456 and 1739
KATHRYN DR., TALLA-
HASSEE, FL 32308
CURRENT RESIDENCE IS
UNKNOWN
KAY EUBANKS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
1739 KATHRYN DR.,
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32308
ALSO ATTEMPTED SERV-
ICE AT: 317 CANAL ST.,
PORT SAINT JOE, FL
32456 and 12781 NW
93RD LN., CHIEFLAND, FL
32626
CURRENT RESIDENCE IS
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action for Foreclosure
of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 7 AND 9, BLOCK 7,
PORT ST. JOE BEACH
UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO
HE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it,
on Marshall C. Watson,
PA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800
NW 49th STREET; SUITE
120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL
33309 on or before July
14, 2008, a date which is
within thirty(30) days after
the first publication of this
Notice in The Star and file
the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in
the complaint.


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In accordance with the
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Act of 1990 (ADA), disa-
bled persons who, be-
cause of their disabilities,
need special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at
1000 5th Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 or Tele-
phone (850) 229-6113
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court this
2nd day of June. 2008.
Rebecca Norris
As Clerk of the Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

Publish June 12 & 19,
2008

In The Circuit Court of
the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit In and For Gulf
County, Florida

Case No.: 08-004 CA
Superior Bank, a federal
savings bank, successor
by merger to The Bank, an
Alabama banking corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Sondra J. Parker a/k/a
Sondra Jane Parker a/k/a
Sondra Jane
Parker-Adkison and Alva L.
Parker
Defendants.

AMENDED NOTICE OF
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given


that, pursuant to an Order
or Final Judgment entered
in the above captioned
case, I will sell the property
situated in Gulf County,
Florida, described as:
Commence at the south-
east comer of the north-
west quarter of the south-
east quarter of Section 15,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence run north 89
degrees 42 minutes 21
seconds west along the
south boundary line of the
northwest quarter of the
southeast quarter of said
section 15 (as monu-
mented) for a distance of
1010.09 feet, thence de-
parting the south bound-
ary line of the northwest
quarter of the southeast
quarter of said Section 15,
run north 00 degrees 02
minutes 45 seconds west
for a distance of 680.29
feet; thence go south 89
degrees 57 minutes 15
seconds west for a dis-
tance of 64.00 feet for the
Point of Beginning. From
said Point of Beginning run
south 00 degrees 02 min-
utes 45 seconds west for a
distance of 735.70 feet to
the northerly right of way
boundary line of Old Pan-
ama Road (County Road
No. 22) thence run north
67 degrees 15 minutes 18
seconds west along said
northerly right of way
boundary for a distance of
219.02 feet to a point of in-
tersection with the easterly
right of way boundary line
of Parker Farm Road;
thence run north 00 de-
grees 02 minutes 45 sec-
onds west along said east-
erly right of way boundary


line for a distance of
650.28 feet, thence depart-
ing the easterly right of
way boundary line of Par-
ker Farm Road, run north
89 degrees 57 minutes 15
seconds east for a dis-
tance of 225.40 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
Less and Except the fol-
lowing described parcel.
Commence at the south-
east corner of the north-
west quarter of the South-
east quarter of Section 15,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence run north 89
degrees 42 minutes 21
seconds west along the
south boundary line of the
northwest quarter of the
southeast quarter of Siam
Section 15 (as monu-
mented) for a distance of
1010.09 feet, thence de-
parting the south bound-
ary line of the northwest
quarter of the southeast
quarter of said Section 15,
run North 00 degrees 32
minutes 45 seconds west
for a distance of 377.45
feet, thence north 85 de-
grees 18 minutes 41 sec-
onds west a distance of
132.23 feet to the Point of
Beginning, from said point
of beginning continue
north 85 degrees 18 min-
utes 41 seconds west
124.12 feet, thence south
03 degrees 18 minutes 19
seconds west 90.08 feet,
thence south 86 degrees
18 minutes 41 seconds
east 124.12 feet, thence
north 03 degrees 41 min-
utes 19 seconds east
90.09 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
Parcel containing 3.160
acres, more or less.
Subject to the following
described ingress and
egress easement.
Commence at the South-
east corner of the North-
west quarter of the south-
east quarter of Section 15,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida, thence run North 89
degrees 42 minutes 21
seconds west along the
south boundary line of the
Northwest quarter of the
southeast quarter of said
Section 15 (as monu-
mented) for a distance of
1010.09 feet, thence de-
parting the south bound-
ary line of the northwest
quarter of the southeast
quarter of said Section 15,
run north 00 degrees 02
minutes 45 seconds west
for a distance of 680.29
feet; thence go south 89
degrees 57 minutes 15
seconds west for a dis-
tance of 64.00 feet, run
thence south 00 degrees
02 minutes 45 seconds
west for a distance of
735.70 feet to the northerly
right of way boundary line
of Old Panama Road
(County Road No. 22)
thence run north 67 de-
grees 15 minutes 18 sec-
onds wet along Siam
Northerly right of way
boundary for a distance of
219.02 feet to a point of in-
tersection with the easterly
right of way boundary line
of Parker Farm Road;
thence run north 00 de-
grees 02 minutes 45 sec-
onds west along said east-
erly right of way boundary
line for a distance of
276,11 feet to the Point of
Beginning; from said Point
of Beginning continue
north 00 degrees 02 min-
utes 45 seconds west
along Siam easterly right
of way boundary line for
20.04 feet; thence south 86


degrees 18 minutes 41
seconds east 31.10 feet;
thence south 03 degrees
41 minutes 19 seconds
west 20.00 feet, thence
north 86 degrees 18 min-
utes 41 seconds west
28.79 to the Point of Be-
ginning.
at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash, at the front door of
the Gulf County Court-
house, in Port St. Joe,
Florida, at 11:00 am EST
on June 19, 2008.
Any person other than the
property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens
claiming an interest in any
surplus funds from the
sale, must file a claim for
said funds with the clerk of
court within 60 days from
the date of the sale.
DATED this 29th day of
April, 2008
Clerk of Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish June 5 & 12, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 2007-50-CA
DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY AS TRUSTEE UN-
DER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT
SERIES IN ABS 2006-B,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MATTHEW RICHTER, et
al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF RESCHED-
ULED FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der Rescheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale date May 5,
2008 and entered in Case
No. 2007-50-CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the FOUR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for GULF County, Flor-
ida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE
UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT SERIES INABS
2006-B, is the Plaintiff and
MATTHEW RICHTER;
TINA RICHTER; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, IN-
CORPORATED AS NOMI-
NEE FOR INDYMAC
BANK, FS.B.; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at LOBBY OF THE
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00 AM, on
the 19th day of JUNE,
2008, The following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judge-
ient:
LOTS 15, 16, AND 17 IN
BLOCK "C", COLLEGE
PARK SUBDIVISION TO
THE CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA, FLOR-
IDA, AS PER PLAT ON
FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT OF GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA.
A/K/A 1003 TUPELO
STREET, WEWAHITCHKA,
FL 32465
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than


the property owner as of
the date of the Us Pend-
ens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
May 7, 2008.
Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk of the Circuit Court

/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact Gulf
County Courthouse
#850-229-6113 (TDD)
Publish June 5 & 12, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY

CASE NO. 07-438-CA
REGIONS BANK SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER WITH
AMSOUTH BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARK ZIELINSKI A/K/A
MARK A. ZIELINSKI et. al.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated- May 19, 2008, and
entered in Case No.
07-438-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial in and for Gulf
County, Florida, wherein
REGIONS BANK SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER WITH
AMSOUTH BANK, is a
Plaintiff and MARK
ZIELINSKI A/KA MARK A.
ZIELINSKI, IF LIVING AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST MARK
ZIELINSKI A/K/A MARK A
ZIELINSKI; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARK
ZIELINSKI A/K/A MARK A.
ZIELINSKI; WINDMARK
BEACH COMMUNITY AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1
are the Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 11:00
a.m. EST on June 19,
2008, the following
described property as set
forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 55 OF WINDMARK
BEACH, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 1, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.

REBECCA L. NORRIS
As Clerk of the Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk

Dated this 19th day of
May, 2008


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In accordance with the PECAN STREET FOR A 350 feet, Into Lake Swamp; 2 kittens, 1 male, 1 female
Americans with Disabilities A/K/A 4011 CAPE SAN DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; thence Easterly paralleling white, 13 weeks old
Act, persons needing a BLAS ROAD, PORT SAINT THENCE DEPARTING Jehu Road to A. C. Hill's 850-227- 4354
reasonable accommoda- JOE, FL 32456 SAID RIGHT OF WAY line, thence in a Southerly_
tion to participate in this BOUNDARY LINE GO direction to Place of Begin-
proceeding should, no Any person claiming an in- SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50 ning, being in the SW 1/4
later than seven (7) days terest in the surplus from MINUTES 52 SECONDS of SW 1/4 of Section 13, in
prior, contact the Clerk of the sale, if any, other than EAST FOR A DISTANCE Township 4 South, Range
the Court's disability coor- the property owner as of OF 150 FEET; THENCE 10West, Lessthatportion German Shepherd Pups
dinator at 8502296111, the date of the Lis Pend- GO SOUTH 00 DEGREES deeded in Book 17, Page For Sale. Black, Tan, and
1000 C.G. COSTIN BLVD. ens must file a claim within 50 MINUTES 52 SEC- 466, Public Records of 1 White Call 227-9595
RM 302 PORT ST JOE FL sixty(60) days after the ONDS EAST FOR A DIS- Gulf County, Florida. please leave message
32456. If hearing impaired, sale. TANCE OF 150 FOR A Name in which assessed:8
contact (TDD) 8009558771 DISTANCE OF 100 FEET Betty McCoy, Trusteea
via Florida Relay System. WITNESS MY HAND and TO THE POINT OF BEGIN- All of said property being
the seal of.this Court on NING. SAID PARCEL OF in Gulf County, State of X ...
Publish June 5 & 12, 2008 June 2, 2008. LAND LYING AND BEING Florida. Unless such cer-
IN SECTION 25, TOWN- tficate shall be redeemed
Rebecca L. Norris SHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE according to law, the
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Clerk of the Circuit Court 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY property described in such
OF THE FOURTEENTH FLORIDA. certificate will be sold to
JUDICIAL CIRCUITINAND /s/Jasmine Hysmith the highest bidder in the "
FOR GULF COUNTY, Deputy Clerk A/K/ front Lobby of the Gulf
FLORIDA 243 W. ORANGE AVENUE County Courthouse, 1000 MERCHANDISE
Publish June 12 & 19, WEWAHITCHKA, FL Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
CIVIL ACTION 2008 32465 Port St. Joe, Florida at 3100 Antiques
11:00 AM, E.D.T., 3110-Appliances
3120 Arts & Crafts
CASE NO. 2006-438 CA If you fail to file your an- Wednesday, the 25th day 3130 Auctions
DIVISION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT swer or written defenses in of June, 2008. Dated 3140 Baby Items
OF THE FOURTEENTH the above proceeding, on this 27th day of May, 3150 Building Supplies
AURORA LOAN SER- JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF plaintiff's attorney, a de- 2008. 3160 Business
VICES, LLC, THE STATE OF FLORIDA, fault will be entered Equipment
Plaintiff, IN AND FOR GULF against you for the relief REBECCAL NORRIS 3170 Collectibles
vs. COUNTY demanded in the Corn- CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT 3180 Computers
JOHN C. WEBB, et al, plaint or Petition. COURT 3190 Electronics
Defendant(s). CASE NO. 08-228CA GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 3210 Free Pass t Ond
/ CIVIL DIVISION DATED at GULF County 3220 Furniture
NOTICE OF RESCHED- this 3rd day of June, 2008. BY: Donna L. Ray 3230 Garage/Yard Sales
ULED FORECLOSURE NATIONSTAR MORT- Deputy Clerk 3240 Guns
SALE GAGE LLC, Clerk of the Circuit Court Publish: 5/29/08, 06/05/08, 3250 Good Things to Eat
Plaintiff, /s/Jasmine Hysmith 06/12/08, 06/19/08 3260 Health & Fitness
NOTICE IS HEREBY vs. Deputy Clerk 3270 Jewelry/Clothing
GIVEN pursuant to an Or- MICHAELW. LINTON; UN- 3280 Machinery/
der Rescheduling Foreclo- KNOWN SPOUSE OF MI- Publish June 12 & 19, NOTICE OF APPLICA- 3290 MedicalpEquipment
sure Sale date May 29, CHAEL W. LINTON; MAR- 2008. TION FOR TAX DEED 3300 Miscellaneous
2008 and entered in Case GARET LINTON; IF LIV- 3310 Musical Instmments
NO 2006-438-CA of the ING, INCLUDING ANY UN- NOTICE IS HEREBY 3320 Plants & Shrubs/
Circuit Court of the FOUR- KNOWN SPOUSE OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT GIVEN that Katherine J. 3330 RSuppliesaurant/tel
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF OF THE FOURTEENTH Willis the holder of the fol- 330 Sportint/Hoteods
and for GULF County, Flor- REMARRIED, AND IF DE- JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND lowing Tax Certificate, has 3350 -Tickets (Buy & Sell)
ida wherein AURORA CEASED, THE RESPEC- FOR GULF COUNTY, filed said certificate for a
LOAN SERVICES, LLC, is TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, FLORIDA tax deed to be issued
the Plaintiff and JOHN C. DEVISEES, GRANTEES, thereon. The certificate
WEBB; DAVID J KOHS: ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, CIVIL ACTION number and year of issu-
UNITED STATES OF LIENORS, AND TRUS- CASE NO.: ance, the description of 3110
AMERICA; are the Defend- TEES, AND ALL OTHER 23-2008-CA-000210 the property, and the
ants, I will sell to the high- PERSONS CLAIMING BY, names in which it was as- Jenn Air like new, with
est and best bidder for THROUGH, UNDER OR DIVISION: sessed are as follows: glass modules, double
cash at LOBBY OF THE AGAINST THE NAMED wail oven with microwave
GULF COUNTY COURT- DEFENDANT(S)(S); UN- HSBC MORTGAGE SER- Certificate No. 213 & dishwasher paid $2800
HOUSE at 11:00 AM, on KNOWN TENANT #1; VICES INC, Application No. 2008- 4 asking $1400. 229-6859.
the 26th day of June, UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Plaintiff, Year of Issuance: 2005
2008, the following de- Defendant(s) vs. R.E. No. 02501-000R
scribed property as set / JOHN EDWARD RAY, et
forth in said Final Judg- NOTICE OF ACTION al, Description of Property:
ment: Defendant(s).
TO: MICHAEL W. UNTON; / Lot 34, Block B, Williams- 3180
BEGIN AT A FOUND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOTICE OF ACTION burg, Gulf County, Florida,
ONE-HALF INCH IRON MICHAEL W. LINTON; Filed May 5, 1926, and re- A New Computer Nowl
ROD (NO IDENTIFICA- MARGARET LINTON; IF TO: JOHN EDWARD RAY corded in Plat Book 1 Brand Name Bad or No
TION) MARKING THE LIVING, INCLUDING ANY LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Page 3, Plat Records of Credit, No Problem. Smal-
NORTHEAST CORNER OF UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF 2101 LONG AVENUE Gulf County, Florida. lest weekly payments
LOT 45, SAN BLAS ES- SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF PORT SAINT JOE, FL Name in which assessed: available. Call Now!
TATES, A SUBDIVISION REMARRIED, AND IF DE- 32456 Roosevelt Williams 1-800-961-7754.
AS PER MAP OR PALT CEASED, THE RESPEC- CURRENT ADDRESS: __________
THEREOF RECORDED IN TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, UNKNOWN All of said property being
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 20 DEVISEES, GRANTEES, TO MARGARET E. RAY Aln Gulf Copeunty, State inof
THROUGH 22 OF THE ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Florida. Unless such cer-
PUBLIC RECORDS OF LIENORS, AND TRUS- 2101 LONG AVENUE tificate shall be redeemed 3230
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA TEES, AND ALL OTHER PORT SAINT JOE, FL according to law, the
(IRON ROD ALSO BEING PERSONS CLAIMING BY, 32456 property described in such
ON THE WESTERLY THROUGH, UNDER OR CURRENT ADDRESS: certificate will besold to BIG YARD &
COUNTY ROAD NO 30 AGAINST THE NAMED UNKNOWN the highest bidder in the BAKE SALE!
AND RUN THENCE ANY AND ALE ENDANT(front Lobby of the Gulf 505 Avenue A. Sat 6/14
SOUTH 70 DEGREES 1 Whose residence are/is NYAND ALL UNKNOWN County Courthouse, 1000 8:30am-? lots of goodies.
SOUTH 70 DEGREES 18 Whose residence are/is PARTIES CLAIMING BY, Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Come see what we have.
MINUTES 58 SECONDS unknown. THROUGH, UNDER, AND Port St. Joe, Florida at
WEST ALONG THE AGAINST THE HEREIN 11:00 AM, E.D.T.,
NORTHERN BOUNDARY YOU ARE HEREBY re- NAMED INDIVIDUAL Wednesday, the 25th day GARAGE SALE
OF SAID LOT 45 FOR quired to file your answer DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE of June, 2008. Dated thisGARAGE SALE
108.53 FEETTO A FOUND or written defenses, if any, NOT KNOWN TO BE 27th day of May, 105 Mimosa Ave.. behind
ONE-HALF INCH IRON in the above proceeding DEAD OR ALIVE, 2008. old Hospital, Port St. Joe.
ROD AND CAP NO. 4889 with the Clerk of this Court, WHETHER SAID UN- SATURDAY, 7am-12N.
MARKING THE INTER- and to serve a copy KNOWN PARTIES MAY REBECCALNORRIS Books, clothes, toys, CDs
SECTION OF SAID thereof upon the plaintiffs CLAIM AN INTEREST AS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT & MOREl
NORTHERN BOUNDARY attorney, whose name and SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI- COURT GULF COUNTY,_
WITH THE FLORIDA DE- address appears hereon, SEES, GRANTEES, OR FLORIDA
APARTMENT OF NATURAL within thirty days of the OTHER CLAIMANTS GARAGE SALE June
RESOURCES COASTAL first publication of this No- BY: Donna L. Ray 13th & 14th. FRI. & SAT.
CONSTRUCTION CON- tice, the nature of this pro- LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Deputy Clerk 7am CST. 100 3rd St.,
TROL LINE () AS RE- ceeding being a suit for UNKNOWN Mexico Beach. Barbie doll
CORDED FEBRUARY 05, foreclosure of mortgage CURRENT ADDRESS: Publish: 05/29/08, house & accessories, Bar-
1986 IN MISC. PLAT against the following de- UNKNOWN 06/05/08, 06/12/08, bie jeep, books, games,
BOOK 1, PAGE 12, 1-13 scribed property, to wit: 06/19/08 microwave, clothes, pots &
OF THE PUBLIC REC- YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI- AD# 2008-50 pans, MUCH MORE!
WORDS OF GULF COUNTY, COMMENCE AT THE FIELD that an action to fore- _
FLORIDA; THENCE CON- NORTHEAST CORNER OF close a mortgage on the
TINUE SOUTH 70 DE- THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF following property in GULF Huge Multi
AGREES 16 MINUTES 58 THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF County Florida: NOTICE OF APPLICA- HugeMuti
SECONDS WEST ALONG SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP TION FOR TAX DEED Family Yard Sale
SAID NORTHERN 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 LOT ONE (1), BLOCK 109, Saturday June 14th.
BOUNDARY FOR 106.57 WEST, GULF COUNTY, ST. JOSEPH'S ADDITION, NOTICE IS HEREBY 7:30am Eastern Time. 223
FEET TO A FOUND 5/8 FLORIDA; THENCE GO UNIT NO. SEVEN (7), TO GIVEN that Malbec II LLC Willow St. St. Joe Beach
INCH IRON ROD (NO SOUTH 00 DEGREES 03 THE CITY OF PORT ST. the holder of the following
IDENTIFIC AT I ON) MINUTES 07 SECONDS JOE, FLORIDA. Tax Certificate, has filed
(REFERENCE CORNER); EAST ALONG THE EAST said certificate for a tax KK: Mexico Beach 309
THENCE CONTINUE BOUNDARY LINE OF THE has been filed against you deed to be issued thereon. Hatley Dr Sat'June 14th
SOUTH 70 DEGREES 18 NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE and you are required to The certificate number and 8am-Noon(central time).
MINUTES 58 SECONDS SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC- serve a copy of your writ- year of issuance, the de- mason tools, sander, small
WEST ALONG SAID TION 25 FOR A DISTANCE ten defenses within 30 scription of the property, tools, golf clubs, dining ta-
NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF 875 FEET TO THE days after the first publica- and the names in which it ble w/ six chairs, small
FOR 118.21 FEETTO THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY tion, if any, on Florida De- was assessed are as fol- table w/ two chairs and
MEAN HIGH WATER LINE LINE OF ORANGE fault Law Group, P.L. lows: many more home access.
OF THE GULF OF MEX- STREET (HAVING A 50 Plaintiff's attorney, whose
ICO, LOCATED AT ELEVA- FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF address is 9119 Corporate Certificate No. 328
TION 1.00 NGVD 29, ON WAY); THENCE GO Lake Drive, Suite 300, Application No. 2008-6 KK:Port St. Joe Apt 109
THE 13TH DAY OF NORTH 89 DEGREES 50 Tampa, Florida 33634, and Year of Issuance: 2006 Venus Dr. (next door to
MARCH 2003, THENCE MINUTES 52 SECONDS file the original with this R.E. No. 03593-001R Health Dept) Fri and Sat
SOUTH 29 DEGREES 22 WEST ALONG THE Court either before service Description of Property: June 13th & 14th 9am-5pm
MINUTES 20 SECONDS NORTHERN BOUNDARY on Plaintiff's attorney or im- (easterntime)
EAST ALONG SAID MEAN LINE OF ORANGE mediately thereafter; other- Lot Thirteen (13), Block Six aern
HIGH WATER LINE FOR STREET FOR A DIS- wise a default will be en- (6), Beacon Hill Subdivi- Indoor Sale
34.69 FEET; THENCE TANCE OF 241.88 FEET tered against you for the sion, including that parcel
LEAVING SAID MEAN TO A SET 1/2 INCH DIAM- relief demanded in the of land lying between Lot
HIGH WATER LINE RUN ETER IRON ROD AND Complaint or petition. Thirteen (13) and U.S.
THENCE NORTH 76 DE- CAP STAMPED L.B. NO. This notice shall be pub- Highway 98, according to
GREES 22 MINUTES 20 6596 FOR THE POINT OF lished once each week for the Official Plat Thereof on 3300
SECONDS EAST FOR BEGINNING; FROM SAID two consecutive weeks in file in the Office of the
119.01 FEET TO A SET POINT OF BEGINNING The Star. Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf
ONE HALF INCH IRON CONTINUE NORTH 89 WITNESS my hand and County, Florida.
ROD AND CAP LB0732 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 52 the seal of this Court on N i c e
(REFERENCE): THENCE SECONDS WEST ALONG this4th day of June, 2008. Name in which assessed: Mosito relief at hand
CONTINUE NORTH 76 SAID NORTHERN RIGHT MaryAnn Harrell Mosquito b ha
DEGREES 22 MINUTES 20 OF WAY LINE FOR A DIS- Rebecca L. Norris, All of said property being fMosquito Vemagnet liberty
SECONDS EAST FOR TANCE OF 150 FEET TO A Clerk of the Court in Gulf County, State of forsale. Very effective way
94.62 FEET TO A SET SET 1/2 INCH DIAMETER Florida. Unless such cer- to kill mosquitos. Will n-
ONE HALF INCH IRON IRON ROD AND CAP /s/Jasmine Hysmith tificate shall be redeemed clude propane tank and
ROD AND CAP LB0732, STAMPED L.B. NO 6596 As Deputy Clerk according to law, the mef t attraction sub-
THENCE NORTH 69 DE- TO A POINT ON THE property described in such stances. $225 obo. A new
GREES 21 MINUTES 12 EASTERLY RIGHT OF In accordance with the certificate will be sold to one costs over $500. Call
SECONDS EAST FOR WAY LINE OF PECAN Americans with Disabilities the highest bidder in the 227-3302
115.07 FEET TO A SET STREET, AS PER RE- Act persons needing a front Lobby of the Gulf ----
ONE HALF INCH IRON CORDED IN PLAT OF special accommodation to County Courthouse, 1000
ROD AND CAP LB0732 COLLEGE PARK, AC- participate in this proceed- Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Paragon Shave ice
ON THE SAID WESTERLY CORDING TO THE PALT in should contact Gulf Port St. Joe, Florida at machine. Originally paid
RIGHT OF WAY OF THEREOF RECORDED IN County Courthouse 11:00 AM, E.D.T, Wednes- $600 used a mo .$375 or
COUNTY ROAD NO. 30-E; PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE #850-229-6113 (TDD) day, the 2nd day of July, OBO call 639-5633 or
THENCE NORTH 19 DE- 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF 2008. Dated this 30th day 814-6185
GREES 42 MINUTES 18 GULF COUNTY FLORIDA; Publish June 12 & 19, of May, 2008. -------
SECONDS WEST ALONG THENCE NORTH 00 DE- 2008 R L
SAID WESTERLY RIGHT AGREES 03 MINUTES 07 REBECCA L. NORRIS Steel Buildings:
OF WAY FOR 54.80 FEET SECONDS EAST ALONG CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT 4 Only 25x30, 30x40,
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN- THE EASTERN RIGHT OF NOTICE OF APPLICA- COURT 40x60, 50x100,
TION FOR TAX DEED GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Must Move Nowl
NOTICE IS HEREBY BY: Donna L. Ray l FREE DELIVERYId
GIVEN that Katherine J. Deputy Clerk 1-800-462-7930
Willis the holder of the fol-
Slowing Tax Certificate, has Publish:6/05/08, 06/12/08, Ext. 29
filed said certificate for a 06/19/08, 06/26/08
ra\(, m tax deed to be issued U P |
Sthereon. The certificate
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Business locally for 5 D & D Landscaping R.E. No. 01628-OOOR P & ANIMALS
years, honest, dependa- Mowing, Weeding & 4 1 NO p
ble, reasonable, & good Mulching, Tree Trimming, Description of Property: 2100 Pets O
local references. Resi- Dan @ 227-8225 BEGINNING at A. C. Hill 2110 Pets: Free to
dential, vacation rentals. Corner on Jehu Road, as Good Home
Free Estimates. described in Deed Book 2120- Pet Supplies 521 C50A
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Hostesses, schools, Bay & parks. Lot FL, 4 BLOCKS TO BEACH,
Dishwashers, You NEVER have to size 50x185. $785/mo w/1 2 LOTS 110 x 121.46 x
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Listed at below I I
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Service Registered Nurse 8140- Vans
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Salary Range $25,774.06 8170 Autccessores
$35,000.00; Fingerprinting 8210 Boats
and Emergency Duties Re- Storage 8220- Personal Watercraft
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After-hours and weekend 8240- Boat & Marine
work required. Closing 8501 REL m..ESTATE FOR SL E Supplies
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more information, contact 229-8014 7100 Homes 320- A RoadVehicles
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Control Storage 7150 Lots and Acreage U -,
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IAnhydrous


Ammonia and


GULF COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORLt


The Gulf County
Sheriff's Office will be con-
ducting vehicle safety check-
points and DUI check points
during the month of June
2008. The check points
will be held throughout the
county to include Highway
98 near St. Joe Beach,
Highway 98 and Garrison
Ave, C-30 Simmons
Bayou. Highway 71 North
of White City, Highway 22
and Highway 22A, Highway
71 and Westarm Creek,
Highway 71 Dalkieth Area
and Highway 71 near the
Calhoun line.

On 06/02 Charles
Duane Melvin, 38, was
transported from the Bay
County Jail and arrested on
warrants for FTA-DUI, FTA-
violation of an injunction
for protection.
On 06/02 Deborah Ann
Tuerke, 48. was transport-
ed for Gadsden County Jail


on warrants for FTA; disor-
derly conduct.
On 06/04 Christopher
Darrell Peoples was arrest-
ed on a warrant for FTA-
DWLSR.
On 06/04 members of
the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office, State Attorneys
Office, Inspector Generals
Office and the postal
Inspector served a search
warrant at 154 Lauralwood
Drive in Wewahitchka. They
had received information
that a shipment of drugs
was going to be delivered
to that residence and that a
Correctional Officer at Gulf
Correctional Facility was
going to smuggle the drugs
into the prison. During the
search warrant a quantity
of marijuana, crack cocaine
and $500 in cash was dis-
covered, Shandi Lynn
Arnold, 24, was arrest-
ed and charged with pos-
session of marijuana with


intent to distribute and
possession of cocaine with
intent to distribute.
On 06/05 Carolyn Dawn
Smith, 26, was arrested on
charges of theft. It is alleged
that she took three rolls of
dimes to a local store and
traded them' in for cash.
When the clerk opened the
rolls they were filled with
pennies.
On 06/06 John J
Campagno, 52, was arrested
and charged with DUI when
he was involved in a traffic
accident. It was also deter-
mined that Mr. Campagno
was a sexual offender who
had failed to register. He
was additionally charged
with failure to register as a
sexual offender.
On 06/07 John
Fitzgerald Littles, 41, was
arrested on a warrant for
failure to pay child sup-
port.
On 06/07 in the early


morning hours Anthony Lee
Watts was observed walking
in a residential area early in
the morning. When the dep-
uty stopped to identify Watts
he fled into a wooded area.
Watts was found and arrest-
ed for Loitering or Prowling.
The deputy found a screw-
driver in Watts pocket and
a pair of gloves lying on
the ground where Watts was
hiding. He was additionally
charged with possession of
burglary tools.
During the week of
06/02/2008 06/09/2008
gulf County dispatcher han-
dled 346 calls including 30
calls for Emergency Medical
Services, two structure fires
and three grass fires.
The Highland View
Neighborhood Watch will
meet on 06/17 at 6 p.m.
at the Highland View Fire
Station.


Arnold Arrested for Possession


State Attorney Steve
Meadows announces the
arrest of Shandi L. Arnold,
154 Laurelwood Street,
Wewahitchka, on a charge of
possession of a controlled


substance.
State Attorney's
Office investigators, work-
ing with the Office of
Inspector General, the
Postal Inspector, and the


Gulf County Sheriff's Office
served a search warrant
and found what the officers
estimate to be $10,000.00
worth of cannabis and
crack cocaine. Arnold is a


Corrections Officer at Gulf
County C.I.
The investigation is
ongoing and further arrests
are expected.


Attorney General Launches "Most


Wanted"
Attorney General Bill
McCollum today launched
a new website featuring
most wanted fugitives being
pursued by the Attorney
General's law enforcement
officers. The website will
highlight dangerous crimi-
nals on a nationwide level
and will have information
provided by the Attorney
General's Medicaid Control
Fraud Unit, Office of
Statewide Prosecution and
CyberCrime Unit.
"Sometimes the most
valuable information provid-


Fugitive
ed to our law enforcement
comes from concerned cit
zens within our commune
ties," said Attorney Genera
McCollum. "With the hel
of this website and its view
ers, dangerous criminal
with serious charges can
be located and brought t
justice quickly."
The website will fea
ture suspects and convicted
criminals who are wanted
on serious charges include
ing drug trafficking, cybei
crime, organized criminal
activity, racketeering, an


Website
it failing to appear for sen-
i- tencing after conviction or
i- plea agreement. Each fugi-
El tive listing will include an
p informational summary of
v- the individual's charges and
s potential threat as well as,
n an option to access a full-
o page profile with additional
details such as the fugitive's
- last known whereabouts or
d any known aliases.
d Information on report-
I- ing tips to local law enforce-
r- ment and local Crime
il Stoppers organizations will
d be available on the website.


Viewers can also access the
tip line contact information
by clicking on the 'View all'
link on the Crime Stoppers
Tip Line page. Citizens are
advised to refrain from tak-
ing any action to appre-
hend the individuals and to
report all information about
potential whereabouts to
law enforcement. More
information is available
at the website, located at:
httip://myfloridalegal.co
mnostwanted.


Propane Cylinders


SAFETY ALERT
INTRODUCTION: Readers
of this bulletin should
consult the law of their
individual jurisdictions for
codes, standards and legal
requirements applicable to
them. This bulletin merely
suggests methods which
the reader may find useful
in implementing applicable
codes, standards and legal
requirements. This mate-
rial is not intended nor
should it be construed (1) to
set forth procedures which
are the general custom or
practice in the propane
industry; (2) to establish
the legal standards of care
owed by propane distribu-
tors to their customers; or
(3) to prevent the reader
from using different meth-
ods to implement appli-
cable codes, standards or
legal requirements. The
National Propane Gas
Association assumes no
liability for reliance on the
contents of this bulletin.
It is offered as a guide
only to assist expert and
experienced teachers and
managers in training in
service personnel in their
organizations.
Caution!
The brass valve in a
propane cylinder will be
damaged if it comes in
contact with anhydrous
ammonia. This deterio-
ration will lead to crack-
ing of the valve body
or its components and
can ultimately result in
a violent, unexpected
expulsion of the valve
from the cylinder, caus-
ing personal injury or
death.
Background and
Recommended Action
It has come to the atten-
tion of the National Propane
Gas Association that pro-
pane cylinders are being
used in the manufacturing of
Methamphetamines. This
drug is commonly referred
to as 'crank'. Manufacturers
of this illegal substance are
using propane cylinders for
the storage and the use of


anhydrous ammonia. These
cylinders have been found
in many states at cylinder
exchange and refilling loca-
tions as well as in hotel
rooms and mobile laborato-
ries, where the manufactur-
ing of this illegal substance
takes place.
As observed in the
illustrations, a blue-green
stain on any brass portion
of a service valve is evi-
dence that it may have been
in contact with anhydrous
ammonia*. The pungent
odor of ammonia on or near
the cylinder is also an indi-
cation. If you suspect that a
propane cylinder contains
or has contained anhydrous
ammonia, exercise extreme
caution and restrict access
to the area.
It can be dangerous to
move the cylinder due to
the unknown integrity of the
cylinder's service valve. If
you determine that it must
be moved, keep in mind
that hazards due to valve
expulsion can be reduced
by pointing the end of the
container in which the valve
is placed away from your-
self and others and towards
the most safe direction.
Immediately contact
your Fire Department,
Hazardous Materials
Emergency Response Unit
or the nearest office of the
United States Department of
Justice's Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA)
for information on prop-
erly disposing of the cyl-
inder. If these respon-
dents are not sure what
to do, for assistance call
1-800-728-2482, which
is the contact number for ,
an independent hazard-
ous materials information
resource.
*Note: Sherwood valves
contain a green coated valve
stem. Additionally. a green
thread sealing compound is
used on some valves. These
valves should not be con-
fused with those that have
been exposed to anhydrous
ammonia.


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from

^ s Port St. Joe
'Eiementary School


The following students
made the honor roll for the
4th nine weeks at Port St.
Joe Elementary.

1st Grade All
A's: Christian Alcorn,
Joel Bogaert, Josh Butts,
Hannah Graziano, Angel
Heckenlively, Abbygale
Hunt, Delaney Ingalls,
Katelyn Jones, McKenzie
Ramsey, Joshua Richards,
Arcel Rico, Haleigh Smith,
Zoe Strickland
1st Grade A's & B's:
Hannah Anderson, Jarrett
Browning, Samantha
Burkett, Caleb Butts,
Cameron Dorman, Jaden
Grantland, Joneisha Jones,
Trey King, Kyndell Moore,
Lilia Pangan, Teyler Rudd,
Krista Taylor, Jonnolan
Treglown
2nd Grade All A's:
Josie Adsit, Claudia Alcorn,
Braden Baumgardner, Lexi
Combs, Cheyenne Crum,
Gracie Cryderman, Burke
Godwin, Lauren Hall, Cully
Kerigan, Kaylin Morgan,
Ethan Nguyen, Bryce
Register, Eric Reid, Cole
Thursby, Amber Turman
2nd Grade A's &
B's: Arianna Allen, Mary
Barwick, Pete Bernal,
Ashton Childress, Tyler
Erale, Brooks Kennington,
Teiyahna Hutchinson,
Nicholas James, Lacey
Linton, Cheyenne Nelson,
Caleb Othic, Rowan Paul,


Marcella Phelps, Zykeriah
Pittman, Lexie Plair,
Brooklynn Quinn, Jacob
Renfro, Isaiah Russ, Ruthie
Sherman, Michael Sherrill,
Devlyn Wallace, Hunter
Ward, Lillie Whitfield, Blake
Wood
3rd Grade All
A's: Lindsey Brown,
Chloe Burke, Elizabeth
Furstenberg, Giana Koce,
Ethan Sander, Kristen
Thursby, Carly Windolf
3rd Grade A's &
B's: Dalton Brammer,
Callie Capps, Zach Combs,
Lauren Davis, Emma
Doran, Hayden Lee, Alex
Naus, Anthony Perez, Joy
Spires,
4th Grade All A's:
Maddie Flanagan, Sophie
Harrison, Christina
LaPlante, Shaye McGuffmn,
Katie Nobles, Caroline Rish,
Kathleen Rish
4th Grade All A's and
B's: Kyran Batson, Heather
Brant, Brooke Curcie,
Savannah Gibson, Michael
Griffin, Delilah Harrison,
Marcell Johnson, Cassie
Julian, Alexandra Nunez,
Clay Raffield, Chad Quinn,
Will Ramsey, Bethany Spell,
Madison Wilson
5th Grade All A's:
Brandi Barnes, Dallas
Bird, Morgan Butts,
Cole Cryderman, Megan
Hubbard, Janel Kerigan,
Reed Smith, Dave Warriner,


5th Grade All A's &
B's: CameronAlcorn, Bailey
Amison, Haley Anderson,
Emily Balestracci, Hunter
Baumgardner, Stephanie
Brinkmeier, Lindsay Furr,
Luke Galloway, Conner
Hermsdorfer, Marquez
Johnson, Miranda Joyner,
Rebecca King, Chelsea
Kuhlman, Randy Long,
Ilianna Maestri, Haley
McCroan, Suede Nolan,
Joseph Price, Addison Rice,
John Simpson, Davida
Tschudi, Walt Wilder, Nicole
Windolf, McKayla Woodham,
Tony Yowell
Yearly Honor Roll
The following students
made All As for the entire
2007-2008 school year:
1st Grade;
Josh Butts, Abby Hunt,
Delany Ingalls, Katelyn
Jones, McKenzie Ramsey,
Zoe Strickland
2nd Grade:
Josie Adsit,
Claudia Alcorn, Braden
,Baumgardner, Lexi Combs,
Grace Cyderman, Lauren
Hall, Cully Kerigan, Kaylin
Morgan
3rd Grade:
Elizabeth Furstenberg,
Giana Koce, Ethan Sander,
Kristen Thursby
5th Grade:
Brandi Barnes, Morgan
Butts, Cole Cryderman,
Reed Smith, Dave Warriner
The following students
made the Honor Roll for
their entire elementary
school years,
1st 5th grade:
Brandi Barnes
Morgan Butts


I I





Port St. Joe Middle


School Induction


By Blaine Bush

This school year has
finally come to an end, and
with it came the fourteenth
annual National Junior Beta
Club induction. On May 20,
2008, the Beta Club induct-
ed fourteen new members
at the R. Marion Craig
Coliseum at Port St. Joe
High School. The inductees
were: Nicole Endres, Bryce
Godwin, Andrew Lacour,
Barrett Lake, Morton
McLemore, Ashlin Morgan,


Morgan Palmer, Bryan
Powell, Sawyer Raffield,
Makayla Ramsey, Maya
Robbins, Tori Thomas,
Anastasia Thomason, and
Dantasia Welch.
Ms. Juanise Griffin
began our ceremony with
a welcome to the teachers
and staff, students, and
parents. This was followed
by the Pledge of Allegiance,
led by Carley Clements. The
Beta Club's current vice
president, Katie Lacour,
then shared a devotion on


friendship.
President Kristina
Furstenberg explained what
the Beta Club has accom-
plished this school year
and some goals that were
set and achieved. Secretary
Blaine Bush then intro-
duced the "WELCOME"
theme, which stands for:
Winning, Enthusiasm,
Loyalty, Compassion,
Originality, Motivation,
and Encouragement. Each
of these attributes was
described as an ideal Beta
Club by Erin Kennedy,
Connor Clark, Avery Little,
Sylvia Sheline, Deven
Bhakta, Autumn Merriel,
and Michelle Hiscock.
Following the induction
ceremony, new members
and their parents/guardians
were honored by a recep-
tion in the media center.
The reception was directed
by hostesses Brittnee Peak
and Sophia Adsit.


Cheerleaders Travel to Auburn


The varsity arid
junior varsity cheerlead-
ers at Port St. Joe High
School recently traveled
to Auburn University for
UCA Cheerleading summer
camp.
There were a total of 47
teams and over 600 girls at







MA


this camp.
Each squad compet-
ed in '3 categories, Home
Pom, Cheer and Extreme
Routine.
The JV had nine teams
in their Junior Varsity divi-
sion and placed second in
Home Pom, third in Cheer
and third in Extreme
Routine.
Varsity had seven teams
in their division and placed
2nd in Cheer and 2nd in
Extreme Routine.
We also had Allstar
Tryouts at Camp. Hundreds
of girls tried out in the JV
division and Tiffany Varnes


uole Cryaerman

Report Cards Ready at Port St. Joe High School
Report cards will be available begin- Sheets are also due by 3:00 on Monday,
ning Wednesday, June 11, 2008 from 8:00 June 30; we will not except any point
- 3:00. The Gulf County Scholarship Point sheets after June 30. V


BIGE

BETE
BUDE


and Lacey Strickland were
chosen as All-stars from
PSJHS.
Hundreds of girls also
tried out in the Varsity divi-
sion and Meredith Todd and
Emily Baxley were chosen
as All-stars from PSJHS.
We are very proud of
our girls and appreciate all
of the community sponsors
and supporters who made
this camp possible. Thank
you to all of the parents
who made the long drive to
Auburn to show their sup-
port for the girls!
Cheerleading Coaches
names: Lindsay Williams
(Junior Varsity) and Kristal
Smallwood (Varsity)
Cheerleaders were:
Junior Varsity: Erica
Balogh (Captain), Catherine
Cordova (Co-Captain),
Raney Besore, Kristina
Ferstenberg, Autumn
Merriel, Tiffany Varnes,
Lacey- Strickland, Emerald
Muniz and Kayla Caldwell.
Varsity: Pookie Tidwell
(Captain). Emily Baxley
(Co-Captain), Meredith
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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting on July 1, 2008, at 6:00 RM., EDT, in the
regular Commission ,meeting room at the Municipal Building, 305 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, will consider for final adoption
an Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, PROHIBITING
SWIMMING, WADING, SNORKELING, OR ENTERING ANY WATER BODY
LOCATED ON PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Copies of said
Ordinance are on file at the office of the City Clerk and may be inspected
by the public during normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

BY: s/
Mayor-Commissioner

Attest: _s/
Clerk
Publish One Time: June 12, 2008


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Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 70 years


Coast2Coast Printing & Promotions, Inc. Announces Expansion:


Debbie Van Zant Joins Growing Team


Coast2Coast Printing
and Promotions, Inc., located
at 260 Marina Drive in Port
St. Joe, is proud to welcome
Debbie Van Zant to its grow-
ing team. Van Zant joins the
company as Administrative
Assistant where she will be
responsible for inside sales,
customer service and order
processing in the compa-
ny's Port St. Joe showroom.
Coast2Coast serves clients
across the gulf coast in print-


ing, promotional products
and signs and has a sales
representative in Panama
City as well as the Port St.
Joe area.
Owner, Steve Kerigan,
says, "We are excited to be
growing and bringing Debbie
on board. People across our
community know Debbie,
and know that she's com-
mitted to service. That's'
consistent with our mis-
sion at Coast2Coast. Her


background as a mortgage
processor required organi-
zation and excellent commu-
nication skills with both cus-
tomers and vendors. Those
skills make her a great fit as
our business grows."
Van Zant is a native of
Southeast Texas and has
resided in Port St. Joe,
since 1998, where she has
been employed with the Gulf
County School System and
in the banking industry. She


is a member of the Gulf and
Franklin County Chambers
of Commerce, an affiliate
member of the Gulf and
Franklin County Realtors
Association, Executive
Board Member for the Gulf
County Republican Party
and Membership Chair for
the Gulf Alliance for Local
Arts.
Debbie also serves as the
web site Administrator for
GALA. "I really enjoy work-


ing directly with customers,
but I know some people
appreciate the 24-hour con-
venience of online order-
ing from a web site. I am
glad we provide our cus-
tomers with both options at
Coast2Coast," said Debbie.
She invites her friends to
stop by her showroom, call
229-2222, or visit her online
at www.c2cprinting.com.


Here Comes the First Free Standing LTC Behavioral Facility in Florida... Fairpoint Communications' Scholarship
Winners Named: Local Youths Honored


The Bridge at Bay St.
Joe, a Serenity HealthCARE
facility a part of Signature
HealthCARE Community is
proud to announce that we
are one of the first FREE-
STANDING LTC behavior-
al facilities in the State of
Florida!
This innovative long
term care program pro-
vides comprehensive behav-
ioral services for dementia,
Alzheimer's disease, and
other related disorders. This
means that our residents
are not in lockdown units
or being treated as isolated
individuals but are provid-
ed compassionate care and
services tailored to meet
their needs. The Bridge at
Bay St. Joe is apart of the
on-going research within
Serenity HealthCARE and


Real


other University Research
Partnership. In addition, we
will be announcing several
more Serenity HealthCARE
facilities within the Signature
HealthCARE family in 2008.
Jeff Beaty, COO of
Serenity HealthCARE, was
instrumental in the develop-
ment of this program and is
a member of the Tennessee
Governor's Task Force on
Alzheimer's disease; cur-
rently working in tandem
with legislators, Alzheimer's
* Associations, Area Agency
on Aging and Disability,
as well as other practitio-
ners to develop policies,
procedures, and guidelines
related to the improvement
in quality of life programs
for residents with 'mental
health diagnosis. "All our
Stakeholders that provide


care to our residents at The
Bridge at Bay St. Joe are
100% trained and certified
which adds tremendously to
our residents' quality of care
and quality of life."
Joe Steler III, President
and CEO of Signature
HealthCARE, is passion-
ate about revolutionizing
behavioral care and states,
"My belief is that one of
the long-term care indus-
try's greatest sins has been
the poor treatment of elderly
residents who suffer from
mental health issues. For
over 150 years, these resi-
dents were mistreated, mis-
diagnosed, alienated, and
were the most misunder-
stood of our entire senior
care population. Our vision
with the Serenity model at
The Bridge at Bay St. Joe


is to liberate these residents
that are being warehoused
by our competitors."
Signature HealthCARE,
headquartered in Palm
Beach Gardens, Florida is
a family-based organiza-
tion that is revolutionizing
the long-term care industry
through a culture of res-
ident-centered healthcare
services, personalized spiri-
tuality, quality of life initia-
tives, and employee devel-
opment and empowerment.
With 64 facilities operated
and managed by its affiliates
in 7 states, including 21 in
the great state of Florida,
Signature HealthCARE is
redefining care by earning
the trust of every resident,
family and community it
serves.


Picks


Our local real estate experts have identified what

they feel are the best values around and are offering

them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section),

Discover the best real estate values in Mexico

Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Bias,

St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas.


MLS# 206941


$219,000


Cape San Bias


OUTSTANDING BUY!

Seller is highly motivated and
has priced this lot far below
comparable lots in area. This is
aby far the best value around!

Located in South Beach
subdivision, this lot, in 'X'
.. . -"- flood zone, is highly elevated
providing a nice view of Gulf
of Mexico and is equi-distance to deeded access to both Gulf
front and Bay front boardwalks. Bay front boardwalk features
beautiful nature walk. Gated community for added security. Call
for gate code.
Call Jay Rish 850-227-5569 today for details!!!


Gulf Coast Really, Inc.


Port St. Joe Office
252 Marina Dr.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-5569


MLS 208222


$575,000


St. Joe Bay


100 FEET OF BAY FRONT ONLY $575,000!

BEST BUY JUST REDUCED!
Great bay front location with
a dock just bring your boat.
Enjoy the views from the
screened porch & open deck
day or night. This 3 bedroom,
2 bath home sits on a 100x300
ft. lot with lush vegetation
and mature trees along the
meandering boardwalk. Come
relax on YOUR Dock on the
Bay! This is THE spot to
watch the sun rise over St. Joe Bay. Bring your bpat, jet skis, kayaks
and canoes because this is a great spot to enjoy the water. Good vacation
rental, too.
Call Preston at 850-227-7770 for a tour!
$575,000


Ciroup


Preston Russ
4288 Cape San Bias Road
Cape San Bias, FL 32456
Office (850) 227-7770


F a i r P o i n t
Communications, Port St.
Joe, Florida, has announced
that two. of FairPoint
Communications, Inc.'s
2008 scholarships have
been awarded to students
in its service area. Awarded
$1,000 each are local seniors
Trevor Burch from Faith
Christian School, and Shane
Duty from Port St. Joe High
School. Trevor will attend
Gulf Coast Community
College in Panama City, F
lorida, and Shane plans
to attend Culver-Stockton
College in Canton, Missouri.
FairPoint scholarships
are awarded to high school
seniors on the basis of lead-


ership, character and aca-
demic achievement. This
year over 65 qualified candi-
dates applied for the coveted
scholarships. Burch's and
Duty's applications were
judged to be the two stron-
gest in all categories.
For more than a
decade, scholarships have
been awarded to exemplary
students whose towns are
served by FairPoint's com-
munications companies.
Committed to building and
maintaining strong bonds
with the communities it
serves, FairPoint actively
supports local activities- and
local youth.


Trevor Burch and Shane Duty

ELECTION

CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA

The City of Wewahitchka is holding an
election for one Commissioner, Group I and
one Commissioner, Group II on Tuesday,
August 26, 2008. CANDIDATES FOR CITY
COMMISSIONER MUST QUALIFY BETWEEN
NOON JUNE 16 AND NOON JUNE 20,
2008 EASTERN TIME. Qualifying fees are
$29.50
VOTERS IN THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
WILL HAVE ONE POLLING PLACE WHEN
VOTING FOR A CITY COMMISSIONER,
AND THAT IS:
THE FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
619 HIGHWAY 71 SOUTH
The polls will be open from 7:00 AM until
7:00 PM EASTERN TIME. Note: Registration
books for this election will close on July 28,
2008 at 5 PM EASTERN TIME.
Gwen Exley, City Clerk
Publish May 29, & June 12, 2008


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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

To be held at the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center
120 Library Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(Next to the Court House)

On Saturday, June 21, 2008
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Issues to be discussed:
CCCL/30 Year Line DEP, Placement of Boulders
at the Stump Hole, Taxes, Safety-fire, EMS, Sheriff
Department, Waste management Trash Pickup,
Sign Ordinances, Beach / Camping, Trash, Patrol,
St. Vincent Island-Indian Pass Boat Ramp, Economic
Setbacks-real estate, Ovation at the Cape among
other things.

Representative Patronis County Commissioners *
Tax Appraiser Fire Chief
EMS and our Sheriff will be in attendance


CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
APPLY FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA, Florida is
complying with the requirements of 7CFR
1780.19(a) by publishing this notice of intent
to apply for a Wastewater Loan/Grant from
the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Rural
Utilities Service. This project will consist of
construction of a new 0.5 MGD wastewater
treatment facility and land application system
in Gulf County, Florida. If you have questions,
call Donald J. Minchew, City Manager at
(850)639-2605.
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
RAY DICKENS, MAYOR

Publish June 12 & 19, 2008


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